Module Title:   Information and Communications Technologies 2

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   ENG0019D

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 3

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Business and Management (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Mr D D Keeble

Additional Tutor(s):   Prof DC Hughes and Prof H Benkreira

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

Aims:
To provide students with an appreciation of the breadth of the engineering profession and develop skills to successfully deploy the techniques and technologies used to generate and communicate engineering knowledge to a range of audiences.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Concepts, theories and principles explored in formal lectures, practiced in tutorials and demonstrated in laboratory classes. Practical skills developed in laboratory sessions. Cognitive and personal skills developed in problem solving and design exercises, tackled by working in small groups supported by members of academic staff. Oral feedback is given during labs and tutorials. Written assessment will assess the application of practical skills to the knowledge base of the module. The formal assessment will examine the wider learning outcomes expressed in the descriptor. Supplementary assessment will repair deficiency in the original submission

Lectures:   20.00          Directed Study:   154.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   10.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   16.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

1. Describe of the key skills required for successful communication.
2. Describe the range of activities commonly encountered in the engineering profession.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

acquire basic skills in the use of PC systems, tools and applications.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

IT skills, systematic problem solving, communication, teamwork, leadership, and personal management.

  Classroom test   90%
 
  4 - in class tests all of which will be computer based
  Presentation   10%
 
  group presentation, 5 minutes per student

Outline Syllabus:
Creating presentations (using MS PowerPoint)Introduction to relational databases (basic MS Access use)Information Networks (Email, Internet and related systems) Communication Techniques Reading Skills: Effective reading, note taking, library search and web search skills. Oral Communications: Group communications, presenting information using notes and visual aids. Personal Study Skills: Time management, examination techniques, planning your career, decision making. Written Communications: Technical report writing, essay writing, plagiarism. Inter-personal Skills: Team work, leadership, networking, problem solving. Graphical Communications: Use of charts and diagrams. The Engineering Profession What is engineering, what do engineers do? The engineering profession: C.Eng & I.Eng. The work of the different types of professional engineers. Keynote lectures on: Civil Engineering: bridges, dams, buildings, roads, surveying by satellite, power stations Mechanical & Automotive Engineering: cars, aircraft, engines, power stations Electronics & Telecommunications: microwave communication, mobiles, satellite, power generation Medical Engineering: medical imaging, implants, life support, sports equipment.

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