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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Intra
Module Code MM345
School School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Alan Kennedy
Semester 2: Alan Kennedy
Autumn: Alan Kennedy
Module TeachersAlan Kennedy
Harold Esmonde
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 15
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
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INACTIVE - The aim of this module is to introduce the student to the skills associated with an Engineer through the integration of theory with relevant practical work experience in companies and organisations in Ireland or abroad.

Learning Outcomes

1. Apply theoretical aspects of their programme to relevant practical work experience in companies/organisations based in Ireland or abroad.
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. Communicate engineering concepts and ideas with engineers and non-engineers by oral, written and graphical means, both within the placement period and subsequent to the placement.
8. Demonstrate professional attributes, such as courtesy, punctuality, reliability, etc.
9. Document their duties performed, distinguishing their own role and describing the development of commercial products/processes and related commercial issues.
10. Identify their own learning needs; assess their progress in developing technical and professional skills and be able to outline a career plan.
11. Identify, evaluate and discuss ethical issues in engineering as they relate to their work.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Seminars8Pre-INTRA talks
Assignment Completion4Assignments related to seminars
Assignment Completion24Preparation of report and presentation
Professional Practice414No Description
Total Workload: 450

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

Pre-INTRA Talks
Pre-INTRA talks given on ethics in Engineering, professional communication in the workplace, and on contract law for engineers.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Oral ExaminationA site visit by an appointed academic tutor to the placement location, where the tutor will complete a form detailing the industrial performance of the student, the conditions of employment and the employer s perception of the student s performance.15%
Oral ExaminationOral presentation in front of their peers on their placement that details their experiences (October/November). This presentation is graded by the INTRA co-ordinator and/or other appointed representatives of the academic staff. Direct feedback will be provided to the student.15%
Report(s)Report based on students work placement diary. The report will follow a clearly defined template and is submitted in September/October. This report is graded by the student s academic INTRA tutor and feedback must be provided to the student.70%
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 2
Indicative Reading List

    Other Resources

    Programme or List of Programmes
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    CAMB.Eng. Mechanical & Manufacturing Eng
    SSEBEng in Mechanical & Sustainability Eng
    Date of Last Revision05-OCT-09

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