Undergraduate Course: Professional Issues for Engineers 4 (ELEE10017)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Professional engineers must be aware of the economic, social and environmental context of engineering. This course aims to give students an appreciation of some important issues that are complementary to the technical knowledge and skills necessary for a professional engineer. Lectures will be given by visiting experts as well as members of staff.
The course comprises a range of lectures given by guest speakers from industry, government, regulatory bodies and non-academic groups from within the University. Students will learn about professional skills (e.g. time management, health & safety, entrepreneurship, intellectual property, design for manufacture), as well as being introduced to important aspects of Systems Engineering (with a range of case studies). Group exercises will enable students to put some of these newly learnt skills to practical use.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Only open to Honours students in the appropriate Engineering discipline.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Assessment will be based on a coursework essay and a class test.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||1:00|
| On satisfactory completion of the course students should be able to:
* explain the importance of professionalism in engineering;
* demonstrate an awareness of the framework of relevant legal requirements governing engineering activities, including personnel, health, safety, and risk (including environmental risk) issues;
* understand the principles of and the use of patents;
* explain the basic principles of project and time management procedures;
* explain the need for a high level of professional and ethical conduct in engineering;
* write and pitch a business plan to an invited panel with commercial spin out experience
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||TIme Management,Health & Safety,Comercialisation,Patents,Procurement
|Course organiser||Dr Jonathan Terry
Tel: (0131 6)50 5607
|Course secretary||Miss Jo Aitkenhead
Tel: (0131 6)50 5532