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Module Details: DESI1602
This module is not a prerequisite or corequisite for any other module.
|Code||DESI1602||The unique code for this module.|
|Name||Engineering Practice and Design||The name of this module.|
|ECTS||5||The number of credits awarded for successful completion of this module.|
|School||School of Electronic and Communications Engineering||The School responsible for this module.|
|Level||Honours Degree (NQAI level 8)||The level of programmes that normally use this module.|
|Stage||1||The programme stage at which this module is normally given.|
|Duration||13 weeks||The time that this module usually lasts.|
|Prerequisite||Codes of any modules that must be completed before this module can be started.|
|Corequisite||Codes of any modules that must be taken at the same time as this one.|
|Author||Colm Murray, Frank Duignan, Michael Tully||The person who wrote the module descriptor.|
|Keywords||Engineering Practice||The areas that this module is related to.|
|Description||This 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.|
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.|
|Revision||07 Aug 2007||The date of last revision of this information.|
|LectureHrs||1 hour/week||The number of hours per week of lectures for this module.|
|TutorialHrs||None||The number of hours per week of tutorials for this module.|
|LabHrs||3 hours/week||The number of hours per week of practical laboratory work for this module.|
|Descriptor||DESI1602.pdf (uploaded 15 Nov 2006)||Full details of the module.|
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