SHE Level 1
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M1H624673
Module Leader Babakalli Alkali
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject SCEBE - School Office
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)

Summary of Content

This module aims to expose the students to know about: Safety and importance of PPEs Method of using fundamental workshop tools and to get professional hands on experience, which is used in day to day activity. Further, students will get an understanding of professional engineer at work in terms of time management and workshop skills. This module develops a strong foundation for the students to entering into the engineering stream.


The teaching syllabus will cover the following areas: Mechanical Workshop skills: Safety, Metrology, Fitting, Drilling, Welding, Sheet-metal work, Carpentry, Plumbing. Electrical/ Electronic Lab skills: Units of electrical parameters, Types of resistors, Color coding of resistors, Types of Capacitors, Soldering technique, Building simple series, parallel resistive circuits on bread-board and on generic printed circuit board.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the student should be able to:1. Demonstrate the fundamental workshop and electrical/electronic laboratory tools and devices (AM1)2. Develop simple engineering models(AM5)3. Describe the weekly activities by through a log book(AM7)4. Demonstrate team work, project management skills and oral presentation skills on the project (AM5, AM8).5. Interpret the role of the professional engineer in society and at work (AM5).

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The main teaching method will be based on lectures with laboratory exercises used to relate theoretical concepts to practical experience. The students will be expected to perform directed reading exercises and self-learning exercises on emerging technologies. Tutorials will be used to reinforce the module material and to discuss the issues raised by the directed reading. The teaching method also includes Seminars, Industrial Visits, and team work projects.

Indicative Reading

Text Book: -360 1. S.K. HajraChoudhury. (2008) Elements of Workshop Technology , Chapman W.A. J., Workshop Technology Part-1 Reference Book: Robert L. Boylestad. (2006) Introductory Circuit Analysis , 8 th Edition,Pearson International Edition.

Transferrable Skills

Tutorials provide: Problem Solving and Numeracy Laboratories provide: use of IT and Interpersonal/team skills Reports provide: Communication/Literacy/Linguistic/Critical Evaluation

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Lectures (FT) 4.00
Independent Learning (FT) 100.00
Practicals (FT) 80.00
Assessment (FT) 16.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam (School) 1.50 25.00 35% Mid-term test - Practical Test
Coursework 1 n/a 50.00 35% Lab exercise report (1500 words)
Exam (School) n/a 25.00 35% Group project presentation