Module Specification

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Title PROBLEM SOLVING & INDUSTRIAL AWARENESS
Code ELEC224
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 First Semester 7.5

Aims

The aim of this module 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):

 

Co-requisite modules:

 

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Qualify and quantify errors in experimental work

(LO2) Identify issues associated with sampling and digital modulation

(LO3) Simulate real-life random process using Monte Carlo analysis

(LO4) Identify engineering ethics issues-I

(LO5) Identify engineering ethics issues-II

(LO6) Appreciate the importance of collecting requirements for a project

(LO7) Be aware of the system development life cycle required in any software development project


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 aspects of engineering not directly addressed in their taught curriculum.

Two lectures and two assignments on ethical implications of engineering.

A lecture and assignment on requirements engineering 5 A lecture and assignment on software engineering.


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 3 - Campus based 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

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 3 - 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 10

    35

    45
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 30
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
(224) 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 (When  As scheduled    18       
(224.1) Assessment 2-Experiment 4 (Sampling) There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Se  As scheduled    18       
(224.2) Assessment 3-Experiment 22 (Monte Carlo Simulation) There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Sche  As scheduled    22       
(224.3) Assessment 4-Engineering Ethics A There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Semes  As scheduled    10       
(224.4) Assessment 5-Engineering Ethics B There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Semes  As scheduled    10       
(224.5) Assessment 6-Requirements Engineering There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :S  As scheduled    10       
(224.6) Assessment 7-Software Engineering There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Semes  As scheduled    12       

Reading List

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