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A catalogue of modules and programmes available from the School of Electronic and Communications Engineering.

Module Details: DESI1602

This module is used in DT021.1 and DT081.1.

This module is not a prerequisite or corequisite for any other module.

CodeDESI1602 The unique code for this module.
NameEngineering Practice and DesignThe name of this module.
ECTS5The number of credits awarded for successful completion of this module.
SchoolSchool of Electronic and Communications EngineeringThe School responsible for this module.
LevelHonours Degree (NQAI level 8)The level of programmes that normally use this module.
Stage1The programme stage at which this module is normally given.
Duration13 weeksThe time that this module usually lasts.
PrerequisiteCodes of any modules that must be completed before this module can be started.
CorequisiteCodes of any modules that must be taken at the same time as this one.
AuthorColm Murray, Frank Duignan, Michael TullyThe person who wrote the module descriptor.
KeywordsEngineering PracticeThe areas that this module is related to.
DescriptionThis module is aimed at first year engineering students. Engineering programmes have traditionally used their first year to top up basic academic skills almost at the cost of downplaying the creative and practical aspects of engineering. This module requires students to be creative and logical in their solution of practical problems and to critically assess these solutions. Students will work in teams that compete against one another in response to a challenge that that will test and develop their engineering design skills.

Course work.
Teams of students will be required to design, construct and test an autonomous device (e.g. a robotic car) that must overcome a challenge. In order to perform well, students will need to employ basic
principles of mathematics and physics as well as to divide and plan their work across a team of people. Students will be instructed in the use of information resources such as the library and electronic journals to facilitate their search for solutions.
A brief description of the module.
Revision07 Aug 2007The date of last revision of this information.
LectureHrs1 hour/weekThe number of hours per week of lectures for this module.
TutorialHrsNoneThe number of hours per week of tutorials for this module.
LabHrs3 hours/weekThe number of hours per week of practical laboratory work for this module.
DescriptorDESI1602.pdf (uploaded 15 Nov 2006)Full details of the module.

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