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ES101 - Introduction to Engineering: Professionalism and Practice

  • Module code: ES101
  • Module name: Introduction to Engineering: Professionalism and Practice
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 5

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module aims to inform students in their choice of engineering discipline and on what it means to be an Engineer. Students may have already made their decision on a discipline (or strongly decide to pursue general Engineering); therefore, this module will allow them to be sure they made the right decision. The module provides the students with essential tools for studies in engineering, such as communication skills, professionalism and ethics and prepares them for internships and future employment. Furthermore, the module informs engineering students about the UK-SPEC (UK-Standard for Professional Engineering Competence) which is the cornerstone of degree accreditation, continuing professional development (CPD), and eventual professional registration. Overall the aim of this module is to induct engineers into their degree, and show them that everything they are learning can be considered to support their development.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the students should be able to: 1. Identify what it means to be an Engineer and being a part of the engineering community through exposure to Engineers coming from the Industry, academics of the Engineering department, recent graduate students, and fellow undergraduate students. 2. Understand the focus of each Engineering Discipline and then be able to make an informed choice on a direction of study. 3. Understand each of the Engineering Disciplines, the systems approach of the School of Engineering and how each of the Disciplines contribute to multi-disciplinary problems. 4. Produce professional, stylish and informative pieces of work which demonstrate their skills, experience and education. 5. Plan self-learning and improve performance as the foundation for lifelong learning (CPD).

Timetabled teaching activities

7x1 hrs of lectures, 3x1 hrs of seminars (including invited industrial partners) and 3x1 hrs of tutorials. Total of 13 hrs

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Other essential notes

Advice and feedback hours are available for answering questions on the module.

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
5 CATS (Module code: ES101-5)
A (Assessed work only) 'My Career Path' Reflective Report (2 pages) (NOT IN USE) 100%
A1 (Assessed work only) CV 20%
  Personal Statement 15%
  'My Career Path' Reflective Report 25%
  Plagiarism on-line course 10%
  Matlab OnRamp on-line course 10%
  Ethics on-line course 10%
  Health and Safety on-line course 10%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • BEng Engineering (H113) - Year 1
  • MEng Engineering (H114) - Year 1
  • BEng Civil Engineering (H216) - Year 1
  • MEng Civil Engineering (H217) - Year 1
  • BEng Mechanical Engineering (H315) - Year 1
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H316) - Year 1
  • BEng Automotive Engineering (H335) - Year 1
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H336) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Electrical and Electronic Engineering (H605) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Electrical and Electronic Engineering (H606) - Year 1
  • BEng Electronic Engineering (H63W) - Year 1
  • MEng Electronic Engineering (H63X) - Year 1
  • BEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (HH75) - Year 1
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (HH76) - Year 1
  • BSc Engineering and Business Studies (HN11) - Year 1
  • BEng Engineering Business Management (HN15) - Year 1
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