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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2010 - 2011

Module Title Intra
Module Code MM345
School School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

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Module Co-ordinatorDr Alan KennedyOffice NumberS367
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 15
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

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
Reassessment Requirement
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
Indicative Reading List

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    Programme or List of Programmes
    BMEDB.Eng. in Biomedical Engineering
    CAMB.Eng. Mechanical & Manufacturing Eng
    MEB.Eng. in Mechatronic Engineering