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Undergraduate Course: Engineering Practice 1 (SCEE08020)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryAll engineers make use of fundamental scientific principles to design and construct the future. They work in inter-disciplinary teams to solve complex problems within the ever-changing environmental, societal and policy landscape.

In this context, Engineering Practice 1 aims to develop the skills of analysis, synthesis and communication used every day by professional engineers. The course will provide you with the foundations needed to develop understanding of technical topics and apply this understanding to solving practical problems.

Engineering Practice 1 will be delivered as a combination of in-person lectures and tutorial sessions, with additional material available in Learn providing self-learning opportunities. Discussion boards will be used to facilitate discussion within the cohort between in-person sessions.
Course description The early weeks of the course will focus on deepening knowledge and understanding of core skills that are relevant for all engineers (and other professionals) such as report-writing and data analysis. These skills will then be practiced throughout the course using a range of practical activities and, eventually, assessments.

Alongside this development of core skills, students will be introduced to current topics where engineers apply their skills in teams to create a better world(e.g. energy, bioengineering, design for manufacture).Core content will be presented in lectures and practiced in tutorial exercises, building technical knowledge that will be applied to analysing problems and participating in the practical activities in this course.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNumerate to same standard as students entering 1st year of Engineering degree programmes.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2024/25, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 30, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 20, Formative Assessment Hours 10, Summative Assessment Hours 20, Revision Session Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 104 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Written Exam %: 50
Practical Exam %: 0
Coursework %: 50
Feedback Formative feedback integrated in practical activities and exam revision session towards the end of the course. Summative feedback on coursework submissions and script viewing offered for degree exam.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)1:30
Resit Exam Diet (August)1:30
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Communicate engineering ideas, analyses, and findings in an appropriate written format;
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of how to find information independently without direction from an academic or supervisor;
  3. Demonstrate core understanding across a range of general engineering topicsthat draw on knowledge relevant to engineers working in different disciplines;
  4. Analyse and present data gathered from practical activities using appropriate visual presentation styles.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
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Course organiserDr Hannah Chalmers
Tel: (0131 6)50 5694
Course secretaryMiss Mhairi Sime
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687
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