Undergraduate Course: Interdisciplinary Group Design Project (Engineering) (SCEE11014)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The interdisciplinary group design projects introduce students to multidisciplinary planning and design. Working in multi-disciplinary teams is an essential part of the modern engineering profession, and a multi-disciplinary group that works together as a single team is key to effectively tackling many complex engineering projects. This interdisciplinary team working is an important skill to learn, and involves harnessing the whole team to develop creative thinking, an improved understanding of other disciplines, and how to use these skills within a multidisciplinary project.
A selection of projects are available within this course, each of which requires skills from across our engineering disciplines. The different projects will be relevant to a different mix of engineering backgrounds, but all tackle a real world problem that is an emerging trend in engineering design, from the conceptual stage through to detailed design.
The course reflects rapidly emerging trends in power plant and environmental engineering allowing students to develop their ability to tackle 'real world' problems where a broad range of, sometimes competing, design requirements must be taken into account.
The course may be taken by students of Chemical, Civil and Environmental, Mechanical, and Electronics and Electrical Engineering. It takes the form of a multi-disciplinary design project.
The projects will be described at the start of the course. Allocations to the projects will depend on the number of students in each discipline, but you will also be able to express interest in the project you are most interested in.
The projects involve tackling competing, often contradictory design requirements. Areas of principal responsibility exist in each of the engineering disciplines, but the most effective solutions result from working as an interdisciplinary team.
The project will have a scheduled supervised session once per week, but the majority of the work will take place as self-study within your group. This is a group project, and requires working effectively within a team, rather than as an individual.
The projects offered may change from year to year, but in past years have included:
-The Passive House - Dr Dongmin Yang
-Potable Water Supply - Dr Encarni Medina-Lopez
-Hydropower Scheme - Professor Gareth Harrison
-Design of Micro-Systems - Professor Rebecca Cheung
-Power Station with Carbon Capture and Storage - Dr Hyungwoong Ahn
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 30,
Formative Assessment Hours 30,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Coursework %: 100%
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Work and communicate effectively within a multidisciplinary design team, and appreciate the role of the team in developing design concepts and for peer review;
- Develop project planning skills to effectively harness a diverse group of team members;
- Communicate using drawings (sketches, technical drawings, CAD), written and verbal communication;
- Research and apply specific technical knowledge that is required to tackling the specific design project.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Engineering design,Interdisciplinary,Group working
|Course organiser||Dr Hyungwoong Ahn
Tel: (0131 6)50 5891
|Course secretary||Miss Jo Aitkenhead
Tel: (0131 6)50 5532