- The aim of Work Based Group project 1 is to apply engineering knowledge to solve a problem in the work place and to develop the effectiveness of the participants in working as part of a team.
- Projects will be defined by the company, subject to academic approval, and will explore the potential future innovations.
- Projects will typically employ a disruptive approach to new products or existing products or a potential improvement in the work place and may involve the design and manufacture of a device.
- In WBGP1, the group will comprise typically 4 to 6 students who work as a team to deliver the project outcomes.
By the end of this module, students will be able to:
- Develop enhanced knowledge and understanding of the engineering or engineering-related topic of the group project.
- Demonstrate an ability to solve technical engineering challenges by applying academic knowledge gained through the taught modules.
- Break complex tasks into parts and steps, plan and manage time.
- Refine understanding through discussion and explanation; share diverse perspectives, challenge assumptions.
- Develop communication skills.
- Tackle more complex problems than they could on their own; delegate roles and responsibilities; hold one another (and be held) accountable, develop approaches to resolving differences.
- Develop their own voice and perspectives in relation to peers.