Module title: Group Design Project

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MEC11506
Module leader: Martin Askey
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Mechanical Materials and Manufacturing Management
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
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:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs

Students work in groups under the supervision of academic staff. Directed study tasks encourage integration of key reading material.

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
Module content is developed in consultation with employers and/or professional engineering institutions.
Communication and report-writing skills are developed through the continuous assessment component.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Formative assessment is carried throughout the module; a report is submitted at the end of the module.
Research/ teaching linkages
Staff undertake scholarly and research activities in this area, and some of it is reflected in the delivery of this module.

Supporting equality and diversity
All materials are available on WebCT to cater for the diverse student group.
Academic supervision and tutorial support are available each taught week of the module to support students.

Internationalisation
The module follows current UK practices but an international dimension may be added where appropriate, providing the opportunity to discuss the fundamental issues around the basis for any differences. International students are encouraged to contribute their own experiences to these discussions.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 48
Online Guided independent study 70
Independent Learning Guided independent study 60
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 22
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 100 LO1-4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

- Students, who are arranged in competitive groups, are presented with a design brief. The brief is wide and is given by a senior person such as a Senior Academic with industrial experience or a Chief Engineer.
- Students carry out their own market research, develop new ideas or applications, undertake research and development and, if appropriate, produce a prototype.
- All aspects of producing a product are considered including financial matters.
- The students produce a group report and give a verbal presentation of their work.
- Students meet in their groups, and reflect on their own work and the work of the group.

- Other aspects considered in the module:
- Team work.
- Information searching, information sources.
- Data: organising, processing and presenting.
- Reports: evaluation and review, structuring and writing.
- Project planning and management.
- Time management and cost control.
- Performance monitoring and difference resolution.
- Project implementation, completion and evaluation.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: relate critically students' experiences in groups to theories of group processes, and consider their own role in a group and reflect on their interaction with the group.
LO2: review aspects of project management and planning.
LO3: review critically deliverability of projects, within a policy and budget framework.
LO4: deliver project proposals on time and budget.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - LOCK, D (2013) PROJECT MANAGEMENT: GOWER, 10th ed. - ISBN: 9781409452690
Core - BENSON, J (2009) WORKING MORE CREATIVELY WITH GROUPS: ROUTLEDGE, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780415482301
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