Core Module Information
Module title: Engineering Practice

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MEC07408
Module leader: Alastair Stupart
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Engineering and Mathematics


Description of module content:

The aim of this module is to :
- introduce students to hands-on workshop practice including the use of machine tools, joining methods and the use of metrology equipment in the assessment of manufactured products.
and to
- Introduce students to engineering practice in industrial situations through a series of visits to local companies

Hands-on manufacture workshop tools will include welding, soldering, lathes, milling machines and drilling. This module is intended to increase your knowledge and understanding of professional engineering practice. It will provide a sound basis to enable you to work competently, collaboratively, safely and effectively within a workshop environment and in the wider context of a typical commercial enterprise.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Demonstrate knowledge of the operating principles of machining processes and machine tools
LO2: Understand the health and safety requirements for engineering processes
LO3: Carry out basic workshop operations
LO4: Discuss the role of the engineer in a variety of organisations

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 3, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Martin Askey
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 20
Face To Face External visits 30
Independent Learning Guided independent study 150
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 80 1,2,3 14/15 HOURS= 20, WORDS= 0
Report 20 2,4 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 80
Component 2 subtotal: 20
Module subtotal: 100

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