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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Project for Exchange / Study Abroad
Module Code MM3002
School School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Yan Delaure
Semester 2: Yan Delaure
Autumn: Yan Delaure
Module TeachersYan Delaure
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 15
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
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The aim of this module is to introduce the student to the skills associated with an Engineer through Problem Based Learning and the integration of theory with relevant practical work.

Learning Outcomes

1. Apply theoretical aspects of their programme to relevant practical work experience through Problem Based Learning
2. Identify, describe and formulate solutions to real-world engineering problems.
3. Apply experimental, analytical and numerical methods to the design of solutions appropriate to product/process development.
4. Identify, interpret and evaluate unseen technical information.
5. Demonstrate initiative and ingenuity in deriving novel solutions to specific engineering problems.
6. Assess the importance of task management, planning, working in teams and interdisciplinary collaboration in Engineering practice.
7. Identify, evaluate and discuss ethical issues in engineering as they relate to their work.
8. Communicate engineering concepts and ideas by written and graphical means.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Total Workload: 0

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
ProjectResearch Report: The project deliverable is a single bound document that contains: A Non-Technical Description of the Project - This report should be written as a 1-2 page article that describes the project in non-technical language, which would be suitable for magazine or newspaper publication; A paper of conference standard on the work - It should clearly and succinctly describe the: problem domain, research background, contributions of the work, results and conclusions; A Set of Appendices that contains: the research review report, a report on project outputs against the project plan from deliverable 1, a packaged appendix that contains source code/derivations as required, a detailed a100%
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • Thomas Mann: 2005, The Oxford guide to library research, Oxford University Press, New York, 0195189981
  • Hoang Pham, ed: 2006, Springer Handbook of Engineering Statistics, Springer, London, 1852338067
  • Mike W. Martin, Roland Schinzinger: 2005, Ethics in engineering, McGraw-Hill, Boston, 0072831154
  • 0:
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
ECSAStudy Abroad (Engineering & Computing)
ECSAOStudy Abroad (Engineering & Computing)
GTECGraduate Training Visitor Program (E&C)

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