20 credits at level HE4
This module addresses the initial engineering formation of the student by establishing a context for studying and progressing in the disciplines of electronic and computer engineering.
The module aims to enable the learner to:
•become conversant with the key developments in electronic and computer engineering.
•become familiar with the common components and systems that will be encountered within the programmes and within the industry.
•encounter authentic technological applications that depend upon electronic and computer engineering.
•develop skills that allow the student to keep up to date with developments within the disciplines.
•gain knowledge and understanding of the range of activities undertaken by professional electronic and computer engineers.
•establish a foundation for self-knowledge that will enhance personal and professional development as an engineer.
•understand the current expectations demanded of a professional engineer.
A timeline of innovation and development in electronic and computer engineering.
Role identification, embracing, for example:- design; development; maintenence; servicing; R&D; technical sales & marketing; technical authoring.
Identifying and using appropriate information and communication technology which will support personal , academic and professional development).
Professional bodies and organisations. Career structure.
The primary teaching approach will be seminar / discussion based.
Students will be introduced to a range of resources from which they can gain insight into the world of the professional electronic & computer engineer. e.g. Professoinal / Trade magazines and journals; Webcasts; on-line forums;
Video presentations will be used to describe manufacturing processes, supplemented by industrial visits and guest speakers where possible.
Students will be required to maintain a journal. This will be a key component within the PDP formation of the student.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Be familiar with the main concepts and realms of application of electronic and computer engineering.||be able to identify the principal areas of activity of electronic and computer engineers, and demonstrate factual knowledge of the core technological areas that underpin the discipline.|
|2.||Understand the role of the engineer in society and the constraints within which engineering judgement is exercised, and have knowledge of the professional and ethical responsibilities of the engineer.||Be able to identify the contribution of electronic and computer engineers within a technological society. Demonstrate factual knowledge of legislation pertaining to the practice of electronic and computer engineering. Be able to apply knowledge to case-study situations that require the exercising of professional judgement.|
|3.||Have the ability to communicate orally and in writing relevant contemporary information concerning commercial and professional developments within electronic and computer engineering.||Be able to contribute constructively to relevant technical discourse through discussion groups, seminar presentations, and contributed papers so as to demonstrate knowledge and awareness of developments within contemporary electronic and computer engineering.|
|4.||Have learned the value of maintaining personal development plan||Be able to reflect critically upon personal development. A journal will be maintained that will act as record of the engineering formation of the individual in which key information will be organised in support of a personal development plan|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||In-class tests; individual/group presentations, written papers, contributions to discussion forums,|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
EDN magazine (pub. Cahners)
Electronics Weekly (pub. Reed electronics group)
New Electronics on Campus (pub. Findlay publications ltd)
DTI: Electronics 2015 'Making a visible difference'; electronics innovation and growth team report.
The Circuit Designer's Companion 2nd Ed. Tim Williams, Oxford Newnes,2004.
EMC for product designers, 3rd Ed. Tim Williams, Oxford Newnes, 2001
|Host Subject Group:||Computing & Electronic Technology|
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