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This generic cross-disciplinary module is for all students who have enrolled (or transferred) onto the Engineering Year in Industry scheme. The module focuses on the underpinning and fundamental requisites required to gain, enter and progress effectively through an industrial placement. Learners will be introduced to a) sourcing placements, CV writing and application techniques; (b) interview techniques - how to pitch yourself and be successful; (c) workplace fundamentals and IP awareness, behaviours and expectations; (d) key employability skills; getting the most from your Industrial Placement; and (e) health and safety in the workplace.
The industrial placement year (often referred to as the Year in Industry) takes place after Year 2 for BEng students and after Year 2 or Year 3 for MEng students. Students may enrol on programmes with an industrial placement year at the beginning of their studies, subject to appropriate enhanced entry qualifications, or may transfer to such a programme at the start of Year 2 (for BEng students) or at the start of Year 2/Year 3 (for MEng students). Year in Industry prep starts in Year 1, with an introductory lecture and CV workshop at the end of TB2. CVs will be submitted and vetted in Year 1. In Year 2 students are required to attend preparatory lectures, that cover various topics, such as job applications, interview techniques, telephone interviews, etc. Please note that these lectures are delivered at Year 2 in EG-233. MEng students are permitted to take their intercalary year after Year 2 or Year 3; however the prep sessions are only run at Year 2, this is due to timetabling matters. The onus to apply and find a placement is that of the student. If successful in attaining a placement, a student will complete a minimum of 40 weeks in a paid placement in companies across the UK and, in some cases, abroad. The aim of the module is to document the student¿s professional development along the Engineering Council UK-SPEC guidelines. The mode of assessment is described in the relevant section. .
This module provides a concise introduction to the elementary concepts and methods of finite element analysis, with applications to heat flow, solid mechanics, structural mechanics and other engineering problems. It also provides practice in using finite element software/codes.
Communication at a research level differs from that at the undergraduate level in that it is usually driven by an output or result rather than the requirement to show knowledge or understanding. The skill of a good communicator at research level lies in efficiently and rigorously conveying the ideas behind the theory and proof of the research output. Verbal, written, visual and group communication will be explored through a series of lectures and formative exercises.