SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 60.00
ECTS Credit Points 30.00
Module Code M3H721925
Module Leader Ibrahim Kucukdemiral
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject Mechanical Engineering
  • A (September start)-B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Successful Completion of Year 3

Summary of Content

This module aims to develop the students interpersonal and technical skills in the industrial environment. The student enters into an informal learning contract with the University and employer. The contract sets out a number of learning outcomes to be achieved within the period of work experience with the company. Satisfactory completion of these outcomes leads to the award of a Sandwich Degree.


The SDI Technology Management module provides a foundation for the placement year by encouraging teamwork and providing an overview of the industrial environment. There will also be a focus on Health and Safety issues as well as ISO9000 and ISO14000 Prior to the students joining a company, they attend preparatory seminars and tutorials. Students are encouraged to identify targets with the aid of tutors and mentors and measure their progress towards these targets. The strongest encouragement is to give them more responsibility for their own performance, more autonomy and a pro-active role.

Learning Outcomes

On the completion of this module the student should be able to:- Demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team and integrate effectively with colleagues and subordinates.- Display an ability to plan and organise time and resources efficiently.- Develop a high level of interpersonal skills reflecting maturity, integrity and confidence within the work environment.- Communicate technical and non-technical information effectively in oral and written form through the use of different mechanisms including electronic systems.- Evaluate a particular technology or process and apply technical and academic knowledge to its solution.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Assessment will take place on the occasion of the academic tutor visits and the submission of a log book. Performance appraisal information is also obtained from the industrial tutor.

Indicative Reading

The teaching methodology relies on encouraging the students to assume control of the learning experience. Various texts are available, including: Recommended: Experiential Learning, D.A. Kolb, Prentice Hall, 1984 Developing Management Competencies, G. Boak, Pitman, 1991 The Assessment of Prior Experiential Learning, N. Evans, CNAA, 1988 Various papers on work based learning.

Transferrable Skills

Team Working, Interpersonal, Time-Management, Oral Presentations, Report Writing.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Tutorials (FT) 6.00
Independent Learning (FT) 534.00
Assessment (FT) 54.00
Lectures (FT) 6.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 2 n/a 70.00 35% Log Book
Coursework 1 n/a 30.00 35% Oral Presentations