EE1-13 Professional EngineeringLecturer(s): Dr Sunny Bains
This course broadens the view of engineering with the aim of helping students understand more clearly how engineering works within companies and how engineers can play effective and fulfilling roles within them. The course will make students more powerful in their chosen careers by helping them to be clearer and more persuasive in their presentations, whether written or spoken. It will also equip students with a basic understanding of legal and other concepts that are important to working in the real corporate world, and areas of engineering that they are not exposed to elsewhere in the undergraduate syllabus.
1. Students will, through guest lectures, gain insights into a variety of challenges faced by engineering businesses and how strategies are evolved to rise to these challenges.
2. Students will be able to give short, precise talks and will improve their ability to write clearly about technical subjects.
3. Students will gain a clear understanding of key legal and ethical concepts that will affect them in their engineering lives, and know about branches of engineering - such as life cycle analysis - that they can use to analyse related problems.
The course will cover: communication and audience, writing and and structure, giving presentations, writing lab reports, ethics, data privacy, intellectual property, life cycle analysis, and systems engineering.
Coursework requirement: a five-minute presentation (16.67%), a technical essay (16.67%), a laboratory report (16.67%) and an essay on a professional engineering topic (50%).
Coursework contribution: 100%
Term: Autumn & Spring
Closed or Open Book (end of year exam): Closed
A five-minute presentation, a technical essay and a laboratory report.
Oral Exam Required (as final assessment): N/A
Prerequisite: None required
Course Homepage: http://learn.imperial.ac.uk