Module Specification

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Title PROJECT, PROBLEM SOLVING & INDUSTRIAL AWARENESS
Code ELEC222
Coordinator Dr M Lopez-Benitez
Electrical Engineering and Electronics
M.Lopez-Benitez@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 5 FHEQ Whole Session 7.5

Aims

The aim of the project is to provide students with practical work which underpins, confirms and gives application focus for academic study, while testing a wide range of skills.


Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

ELEC172 EXPERIMENTAL SKILLS; ELEC104 ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS 

Co-requisite modules:

ELEC202 COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS; ELEC271 ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS 

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Qualify and quantify errors in experimental work

(LO2) Be aware of Engineering ethics and relevant issues-I

(LO3) Documenting an open-ended problem

(LO4) Presenting an open-ended problem

(LO5) Be aware of sustainable design considerations

(LO6) Be aware of Engineering ethics and relevant issues-II

(LO7) Summarise a technical presentation

(S1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following key skills: Independent learning and self-motivation; Problem solving and design skills; Written communication (technical reports); Inter-active skills (with supervisors, other students, technicians,etc); Project work plan; Poster and webpage design; Computing and IT skills.

(S2) On successful completion of the module, the student should have experienced the complete execution of a design or experimental project. This experience will include: familiarity with a typesetting markup language for presentation semantics (LaTeX) for the preparation of academic reports; interpreting a specification, undertaking suitable research and producing a project plan; executing all essential aspects of a project plan or experiment; gaining insight into the problem solving process; writing a technical report describing the project; preparing either a poster display or web pages related to the project; condensing information from a seminar series into an executive summary; writing an executive summary.

(S3) On successful completion of the project, the student should be able to demonstrate ability in the following: Managing the project in terms of aims and objectives, deliverables and milestones, time and resources; Defining/specifing problem; Research and information-gathering; Planning/designing a laboratory experiment using suitable techniques and procedures with due regard to safety; Assessing and managing risk; Analysing technical problems qualitatively and /or quantitatively; Design a system, component or process based on outline or detailed project spesifications; Awareness of aspects of sustainable design, corporate social responsibility and ethical conduct in professional situations.

(S4) On successful completion of the project, the student should have experience in open-ended practical work, in preparation for the final year project and an industrial awareness providing a broader view of the electronics industry.


Syllabus

 

A series of one-day experiments in the laboratory in the first semester, designed to complement the taught material in other modules, assessed by means of a formal report or workbook.

A series of weekly hour-long industrial seminars, relating to aspect of eingineering not directly addressed in their taught curriculum.

A lecture on sustainable development in the context of group project work.

A 4 week project carried out in the second semester. The aim of the project is to provide students with practical work which underpins, confirms and gives an application focus for academic study, while testing a wide range of skills.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Due to Covid-19, one or more of the following delivery methods will be implemented based on the current local conditions and the situation of registered students. It is anticipated that both a) & b) will be in operation for semester 1.
(a) Hybrid delivery, with social distancing on Campus

Teaching Method 1 - Synchronous face to face tutorials
Description: Tutorials on the Group project work
Attendance Recorded: Yes
Notes: On average one per week for the duration of the project

Teaching Method 2 - Laboratory Work
Description: Laboratory Sessions to undertake experiments
Attendance Recorded: Yes
Notes: 1 Full day for each experiment

(b) Fully online delivery and assessment

Teaching Method 1 - On-line synchronous tutorials
Description: Tutorials on the Group project work
Attendance Recorded: Yes
Notes: On average one per week for the duration of the project

< p>Teaching Method 2 - on-line Laboratory Work
Description: Laboratory Sessions to undertake experiments via simulation
Attendance Recorded: Yes
Notes: 1 Full day for each experiment

(c) Standard on-campus delivery with minimal social distancing
Teaching Method 1 - Tutorial
Description: Tutorials on the Group project work
Attendance Recorded: Yes
Notes: On average one per week for the duration of the project

Teaching Method 2 - Laboratory Work
Description: Laboratory Sessions to undertake the experiments
Attendance Recorded: Yes
Notes: 1 Full day for each experiment


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours     2

48

    50
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 25
TOTAL HOURS 75

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
(222) Assessment 3-Project: technical report Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Semester 2  As scheduled    40       
(222.3) Assessment 4-Project: bench inspection Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. Assessment Schedule (When) :Semester 2  As scheduled    16       
(222.1) Assessment 1-Experiment 17 (Error Analysis) There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (Wh  As scheduled    12       
(222.2) Assessment 2-Engineering Ethics A There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Seme  As scheduled         
(222.4) Assessment 5-Sustainability There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Semester 2  As scheduled         
(222.5) Assessment 6-Engineering Ethics B Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Semester 1  As scheduled         
(222.6) Assessment 7-Executive summary of seminar Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Semester 2  As scheduled         

Reading List

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