GROUP PROJECT - INTERNATIONAL MODULE TITLE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
MODULE LEVEL 7
MODULE CREDIT POINTS 15
SI MODULE CODE 16-7104
MODULE JACS CODE
MODULE AUTHOR / FACULTY M D Bramhall / ACE&S / Engineering / Materials / DEPT. /SUBJECT GROUP Engineering SG
MODULE DELIVERY PATTERN (; as applicable or give dates for non-standard delivery) NB "Semester 3" ends on 31 July each year
LONG (2 semesters) SHORT (1 semester) NON-STANDARD DELIVERY
Sem 1 & 2 Sem 1 Start Date
Sem 2 & 3 Sem 2 ; End Date
MODULE ASSESSMENT PATTERN (; as applicable - also complete Table A, Section 5,
Single Module Mark with Overall Module Pass Mark of 40% ; Single Module Mark - Pass/Fail only Up to Three Assessment Tasks with Pass Mark of 40% for each Task and Overall Module Pass Mark of 40%
Up to Three Assessment Tasks - Pass/Fail only
Overall Module Pass Mark if other than 40% (subject to approval) N/A MODULE INFORMATION (; as applicable - also complete Table A, Section 5
Is a timetabled examination required for the assessment of this module?
Is a timetabled examination required for the reassessment of this module?
Is the module delivered wholly by Distance Learning (ie. not timetabled at SHU)
Are any staff who are responsible for teaching on this module non-SHU employees? MODULE STATUS (; as applicable to status of module in the context of current proposal)
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Breakdown of Tutor-Led Tutor-Directed Self-Directed TOTAL STUDY notional study (Contact Study Study HOURS for hours by type Hours) this Module
36 114 150
OTHER COURSES FEATURING THIS MODULE (please list below)
M Eng Mechanical Engineering M Eng Electrical and Electronic Engineering M Sc Advanced Engineering Programmes
Indicative Assessment Tasks & 1 task
100 % Coursework Percentage Weightings
Pre-Requisite Modules None
1. MODULE AIMS
Many commercial organisations now work in truly international and multi-site arena. This is an area of work that many students will have little experience. The lack of professional and interpersonal skills is an area that has been repeatedly identified by employers as weakness of graduates, and is an area specifically targeted by the engineering professional bodies. This module aims to develop skills in this type of working using a multi-disciplinary product development project involving fully the business, engineering, and an international dimension of such an activity.
2. MODULE LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of the module you will be able to:
(i) Innovate and create within product design, through exploiting the expertise within a
team and making informed judgements based on current research and advanced
(ii) Critically analyse and evaluate technical principles and concepts, marketing,
manufacturing and sales constraints within product design, including international
standardisation, cultural implications, ethics and sustainability.
(iii) Extend and improve knowledge, learning and performance by applying and
adapting methods and techniques, some of which may be new or original. (iv) Demonstrate effective communication at a national/international level by producing
joint project reports and presentations.
(v) Critically analyse the individual’s role within a multi-disciplinary team and recognise
personal and professional development needs.
3. INDICATIVE LEARNING, TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT ACTIVITIES
This module requires the inputs of both technical and business elements. It is to operate as a multi-disciplinary project. In many cases mechanical engineering students will be working with electrical/ electronic engineering students. Staff will arrange for the students to work in teams and will act in a supportive role throughout the module. Staff will hold regular meetings with each group to assist and guide. Students will be encouraged to use staff as a resource, as well as other facilities available within and outside the University. Students will be inculcated with an ethos of self-learning and self-motivation, rather than being didactly taught. This will partly be achieved by setting the student "milestones" during the project at key stages. Keynote lectures to underpin the project will be given where appropriate. This will provide an environment that encourages the students to develop the skills necessary to successfully manage a multi-disciplinary project.
The module will be assessed by coursework. The coursework will be formative using interim weekly oral reports and planning schedules. Summative assessment will be by a group project report in the form of a technical paper, and individually by a critical review.
4. INDICATIVE MODULE CONTENTS / TOPICS
Roles in a team using Belbin, Adair, Margerisson-McCann models.
Creativity and innovation techniques. Enterprise skill development.
Product design specifications, Intellectual property rights, copyright, patents, ethics,
sustainability, materials and manufacturing processes selection, health and safety,
business planning, technical paper writing, critical reflection.
Engineering depth in chosen product design field.
FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS MODULE
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MODULE, INCLUDING ASSESSMENT CRITERIA DETAILING HOW YOUR
PERFORMANCE IN THE MODULE WILL BE MEASURED, HOW YOU WILL
RECEIVE FEEDBACK, DETAILS OF LEARNING RESOURCES AND KEY
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; NOTE THAT THIS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
FROM YEAR TO YEAR