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Module Title
Professional Skills
Reference EN1600 Version 5
Created July 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 7
Approved March 2004 SCQF Points 15
Amended September 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To develop and apply skills in engineering workshop practice, engineering applications and also written, oral and graphic communication.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Demonstrate competence in the use of workshop skills to complete an engineering build project.
2 Demonstrate the ability to record activities accurately and concisely in an engineering logbook.
3 Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of engineering drawing practice.
4 Write a technical report and deliver an oral presentation on an appropriate technical subject, incorporating information retrieval skills.

Indicative Module Content
Engineering application and workshop skills: Sheet metal manufacture; fastening techniques; hand and machine tools. Soldering; printed circuit boards; component assembly; inter-wiring; mains wiring (mechanical, electronic and electrical). Use of workshop instrumentation; metrology; sources of error. Project: Understanding the design, manufacture, and assembly and testing of an electro-mechanical product. Communications skills: Engineering drawing - understanding basic principles: projection systems (orthographic, isometric); sectioning and assembly. Principles and practice of maintaining an engineering logbook. Report writing - information sources and retrieval skills; library resources and databases; drawing conclusions. Oral presentation - principles and practice; use of visual aids; answering and asking questions.

Module Delivery
Communication and information retrieval skills will be delivered by a mixture of lectures, tutorials and directed study. Engineering drawing will delivered by a series of in-class guided lessons leading to a portfolio of completed drawings. The remainder of the module will be student centred and will be delivered in the flexible learning workshops by Engineering Applications supervisors. The students will be given set objectives and will, in general, be expected to follow prescribed procedures. The work will include students tackling an individual project, in which they will design, manufacture and assemble an electro-mechanical product.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 60 N/A
Non-Contact Hours 90 N/A
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 70% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3
Description: Component 1 is the delivery of an engineering build project, a logbook of practical activities and a portfolio of engineering drawings.
Component 2
Type: Coursework Weighting: 30% Outcomes Assessed: 4
Description: Component 2 is a technical report and an oral presentation.

Explanatory Text
To pass the module, you must achieve at least 40% in the coursework. In addition you need to achieve at least 35% in both the individual coursework components.
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A >70%
B 60-69%
C 50-59%
D 40-49%
E 35-39%
F 0-34%
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

1 British Standard BS 8888:2017 - Technical product documentation and specification.
2 LOVEDAY, G.C., 1995. Electronic Testing and Fault Diagnosis. 2nd ed. Harlow: Longman.
3 Manuals and other technical literature will be made available on loan as appropriate.

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