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					A GUIDE TO YOUR COURSE

MEng/BEng (Hons) Mechatronics

Section 1: Course Specific Information

About this guide
Welcome
About the Course
Academic Calendar
Course Structure
Module Descriptions
Course Management
Staff Involved with the Programme
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Health and Safety Issues
Employability & Your Personal Development Portfolio (PDP)
Career Opportunities and Future Study
Academic Regulations
Additional Information specific to your course

Section 2: School Specific Information

School Charter for Students
Where to get help with your course
Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)
Learning, Teaching & Assessment
Referencing




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                 Section 1: Course Specific Information
About this guide
This Course Guide will help you plan your Mechatronics course. It tells you which modules
you will study and what you must pass in order to progress through the course. The Guide
also gives brief descriptions of each module, including general information about assessment
tasks, and an overview of how the course can be used to inform future career choices.

You should read this Course Guide in conjunction with the Undergraduate Student
Handbook, which summarises the University‟s Principles and Regulations. Together these
documents should provide you with all the basic information that we think you will need for
your period of study here.

You are encouraged to read this guide through now. It will be a considerable advantage to
you to be familiar from the outset with the various aspects of your studies that are described.
It may be that the relevance of some of the sections will not be immediately obvious, so you
should keep the guide somewhere accessible so that you can refer to it as needed. The
answers to many of the questions that you will want to ask are contained in the guide.

It is, of course, impossible to cover all of the possible queries you may have in a document
such as this. If you find that there is something you need to know, please do not hesitate to
approach your Course Manager. You can also consult the University‟s Student Support and
Guidance Services as appropriate. We are pleased to hear your views, and welcome
suggestions for ways of improving the operation of the course.

 Please enter the contact details
 for your Personal Tutor for your
 future reference:
                                       SC002
 Department of Engineering and
                                       Telford Campus
 Technology office is:
                                       01902 321720
                                       Telford Student Office
                                       SB002
 Your Student Office is:
                                       Telford Campus
                                       01902 321707

Please note that in order to develop and improve the Course, it may be necessary on
occasions to amend or revise the details given in this Course Guide.




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Welcome to the MEng/BEng (Hons) Mechatronics

On behalf of all the members of the School of Engineering and the Built Environment
(SEBE), and in particular the Department of Engineering and Technology staff, I would like to
take this early opportunity to extend a warm welcome to you.
Your Mechatronics Course is one of many awards run by SEBE, which has itself established
an excellent reputation for high academic quality, friendliness and for its supportive network
of counsellors. Advice and support can be sought not only from your Academic Counsellor
but also from Course Managers and Module Leaders. However, we believe it is important
that you also play your part in the operation and development of your chosen path. We are
therefore keen to hear your views: and would welcome any suggestions that you may have
about ways of improving any aspect of your Course‟s operation and/or student experience
here at SEBE. This may be by informal discussion with staff members or, more formally,
through the process of student representation at the Staff / Student Liaison Meetings held
each semester.
The aim of the course is to develop professional Engineers who will be eligible for Chartered
Engineer status. Consequently, the core learning outcomes are based on the Engineering
subject benchmarks, which define levels of achievement in Mathematics, Science,
Information Technology, Design, Business, and Engineering Practice. The Department of
Engineering and Technology has very close links with regional and national engineering
companies, and the Mechatronics programme draws on these links to ensure that the
syllabus is current and relevant to the needs of industry. Significant investment in the
Department‟s facilities at the Telford Campus and at the Science Park means that students
have the opportunity to gain experience using industry standard equipment, supported by
state-of-the-art computing hardware and software packages.

I wish you every success in your studies and trust that your time with School of Engineering
and the Built Environment and in particular the Department of Engineering and Technology
will prove to be enjoyable, stimulating and rewarding.

 Colin Morgan
 Course Manager: MEng/BEng (Hons) Mechatronics




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About the Course

BEng (Hons) Mechatronics Engineering may be studied as a Specialist subject and this
Guide outlines the modules that are available, teaching and learning styles and assessment
tasks. If there is anything you need to discuss further, please contact Colin Morgan, Course
Manager, MEng/Beng (Hons) Mechatronics Engineering.

The degree programme aims to:

        Provide students with the in-depth knowledge needed to assess and apply multi-
         disciplinary Mechatronics solutions to problem-solving in the industrial environment.
        Develop skills in the application of contemporary industry standard software packages
         to the analysis, synthesis and design of engineering systems.
        Ensure students become familiar with modern engineering practice, through practical
         work conducted on contemporary computer-based equipment.
        Produce responsible engineers who appreciate the potential impact of engineering
         systems on society and the environment


Through your course of study you will have the opportunity to:

         Undertake project work on a topic that is current and relevant to engineering industry.
         Design and implement microelectronic control for electro-mechanical systems.
         Use a range of computer packages for the solution of diverse problems in design, for
          example: MPLAB Integrated Design Environment for microcontroller systems, and
          Control Systems Design using Matlab.

These are achieved through the study of:

         Microelectronic Technology
         Microcontroller programming and interfacing
         Control system analysis and synthesis
         Mechanical Engineering Technology
         Engineering software applications
         An individual project

 Note: the BEng and MEng programmes comply with the academic requirements of the
 Engineering Institutions, consequently there is some variation from the University
 regulations. Specifically, no compensation is permitted at level 3 or at level 4; that is, all
 modules must be passed with a minimum D-grade at these levels. Compensation is
 allowed at levels 1 and 2, and this complies with normal University regulations.




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                                  ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2008/9
Week   2008/9 Academic Calendar
   1   01-Sep-08                  Graduation (2007/8)
   2   08-Sep-08                  Graduation (2007/8) International Induction
   3     15-Sep-08                Welcome week – Start of Autumn term
   4     22-Sep-08   S1 W1        Beginning of Semester 1 Lectures
   5     29-Sep-08   S1 W2        Lectures
   6     06-Oct-08   S1 W3        Lectures
   7     13-Oct-08   S1 W4        Lectures
   8     20-Oct-08   S1 W5        Lectures
   9     27-Oct-08   S1 W6        Lectures
  10     03-Nov-08   S1 W7        Lectures
  11     10-Nov-08   S1 W8        Lectures
  12     17-Nov-08   S1 W9        Lectures
  13     24-Nov-08   S1 W10       Lectures
  14     01-Dec-08   S1 W11       Lectures
  15     08-Dec-08   S1 W12       Lectures
  16     15-Dec-08   S1 W13       Student Study Week / End of Autumn Term (19/12/08)
  17     22-Dec-08   Vac
  18    29-Dec-08    Vac
  19    05-Jan-09    S1 W14       Examinations Week. Semester 1 ends (09/01/09)
  20     12-Jan-09                Marking week
  21     19-Jan-09                Feedback and Academic Advice week
  22     26-Jan-09   S2 W1        Beginning of Semester 2 Lectures
  23     02-Feb-09   S2 W2        Lectures
  24     09-Feb-09   S2 W3        Lectures
  25     16-Feb-09   S2 W4        Lectures
  26     23-Feb-09   S2 W5        Lectures
  27     02-Mar-09   S2 W6        Lectures
  28     09-Mar-09   S2 W7        Lectures
  29     16-Mar-09   S2 W8        Lectures
  30     23-Mar-09   S2 W9        Lectures
  31     30-Mar-09   S2 W10       Lectures End of Spring Term (03/04/09)
  32     06-Apr-09   Vac          Good Friday (10/04/09) Semester 1 assessment retrieval opportunity
  33     13-Apr-09   Vac          Easter Monday 13/04/09
  34     20-Apr-09   S2 W11       Start of Summer Term Lectures
  35     27-Apr-09   S2 W12       Lectures
  36   04-May-09     S2 W13       Student Study week
  37   11-May-09     S2 W14       Examinations Week 1
  38   18-May-09     S2 W15       Examinations Week 2. End of Semester 2 & Summer Term (22/05/09)
  39    25-May-09                 Marking week
  40     01-Jun-09                Subject Boards
  41     08-Jun-09                Prep Award Boards
  42     15-Jun-09                Award Boards
  43     22-Jun-09                Publication of Results
  44     29-Jun-09                Feedback/Academic Advice / Resit preparation
  45    06-Jul-09                 Resit Examination week
  46     13-Jul-09                Marking week
  47     20-Jul-09                Resit Award Boards
  48     27-Jul-09                Publication of Results
  49     03-Aug-09
  50     10-Aug-09
  51     17-Aug-09
  52     24-Aug-09
   1     31-Aug-09                August Bank holiday / Graduation 2008/9
   2     07-Sep-09                Graduation (2008/9)


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Department of Engineering and Technology Course Structures




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 Course Structure for the BEng (Hons) Mechatronics Specialist Degree


                                               UG Academic Regulations
               (This section does not apply to Higher Nationals, Foundation Degrees and RN/DipHE.)
Students studying Specialist Programmes will study:
   Students must study 120 credits in total per level

                       NB All modules are worth 15 credits unless stated otherwise in brackets.

                           Semester One                                                   Semester Two
               You must study and pass:                                      You must study and pass:
               ET1123 Engineering Mathematics 1                              ET1201 Engineering Practice and
   Level 1     ET1102 Electrical Engineering                                         Product Technology
                                                               Core
                        Science                                              ET1202 Engineering Materials
               ET1124 Engineering Design 1                                   ET1203 Engineering Mechanics 1
               ET1125 Professional Development                               ET1204 Electronic Devices



               You must study and pass:
                                                                             You must study and pass:
               ET2101 Machine Programming
                                                                             ET2251 Engineering Mechanics 2
   Level 2     ET2102 Engineering Mathematics 2
                                                               Core          ET2252 Network Technology
               ET2103 Project Management for
                                                                             ET2254 Integrated Design
                        Engineers
                                                                             ET2257 Microcontroller Interfacing
               ET2105 Signal Processing 1



               Optional Sandwich Year
   Year 3                          ET2999 Industrial Placement (optional)
                 (Zero credits but successful completion of the module results in the inclusion of „with Professional
                                              Development’ on your degree certificate)




               You must study and pass:
               ET3100 Engineering Individual Project (30 credits)
   Level 3
   (BEng)      You will only have one attempt to pass this module.


                                                                             You must study and pass:
               You must study and pass:
                                                                             ET3210 Engineering Innovation and
               ET3101 Quality and Reliability
                                                                                      Enterprise
               ET3102 Microelectronic Product                  Core
                                                                             ET3202 Control Engineering
                        Design
                                                                             ET3208 Concurrent Engineering and
               ET3105 Signal Processing 2
                                                                                      Cost Analysis



               You must study and pass:
                                                                            You must study and pass:
               ET4101 Engineering Research Methods
                                                                            ET4100 Group Project
   Level 4     ET4102 Advance Engineering
                                                                Core
   (MEng)               Management
                                                                            You will only have one attempt to pass this
               ET4103 Condition Monitoring
                                                                            module.
               ET4105 Digital Control Systems




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Module Descriptions

ET1123                   Engineering Mathematics 1

  Credit value                  15
  Pre-requisites                None
  Co-requisites                 None
  Prohibited
  combinations                  None
  Module Leader                 Dr Ahmad Zakeri
  Telephone                     01902 322274
  Email                         A.Zakeri2@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number             SC114

Module description
This module aims to introduce mathematical subjects deemed essential in the study of engineering,
laying emphasis on functions, algebraic structure and calculus.

Assessment
     Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
                     1 Component made up of 2 elements:
                     Element 1: Assignment 1                                   50%
                     Element 2: Assignment 2                                   50%




ET1102                   Electrical Engineering Science

  Credit value                  15
  Pre-requisites                None
  Co-requisites                 None
  Prohibited
  combinations                  None
  Module Leader                 Dr David Dyke
  Telephone                     01902 323897
  Email                         D.W.Dyke@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number             SC019

Module description
This introduces analytical theorems and laws deemed essential for the analysis of electrical and
electronic circuits. Particular emphasis is on the analysis of the response of circuits to varying input
signals and the effect of frequency.


Assessment
     Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
                       Component 1: Lab Report                                25%
                       Component 2: Assignment                                75%




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ET1124               Engineering Design 1

 Credit value                 15
 Pre-requisites               None
 Co-requisites                None
 Prohibited
 combinations                 None
 Module Leader                Prof Diane Mynors
 Telephone                    01902 323896
 Email                        D.J.Mynors@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number            SC018

Module description
This module introduces engineering product drawing, specification and communication based on ISO
& British Standards. It has theory and practical elements. Specification theory is based on BS8888,
BS7373-1 & BS7373-2. Practical is based on „drawing-board‟ work and the use of 2D AutoCAD.

Assessment
     Description                                                      Weighting or Pass/Fail
                    Component 1: Assignment 1                             50%
                    Component 2: Assignment 2                             50%




ET1125                  Professional Development

 Credit value                 15
 Pre-requisites               None
 Co-requisites                None
 Prohibited
 combinations                 None
 Module Leader                Dr Tarsem Sihra
 Telephone                    01902 322258
 Email                        T.Sihra@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number            SC118

Module description
The module develops the necessary study skills at a level appropriate to use within a HEI. It also
introduces students to the concept of Personal Development Planning so that students may become
equipped to succeed on their chosen course of study. The identification of career skills are also
included in this module.


Assessment
     Description                                                      Weighting or Pass/Fail
                      Component 1: Group Presentation                     30%
                      Component 2: Portfolio                              70%




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ET1201                Engineering Practice and Product Technology

  Credit value                 15
  Pre-requisites               None
  Co-requisites                None
  Prohibited
  combinations                 None
  Module Leader                Dr Tarsem Sihra
  Telephone                    01902 322258
  Email                        T.Sihra@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number            SC118

Module description
The aim of this module is to examine the principles and capabilities of basic workshop practise and the
resulting links between dimensional and surface integrity. It also provides an overview of basic
technical processes for the production of engineering components and the concept of quality control.


Assessment
     Description                                                         Weighting or Pass/Fail
                       Component 1: Assignment 1                             50%
                       Component 2: Assignment 2                             50%




ET1202                   Engineering Materials

  Credit value                 15
  Pre-requisites               None
  Co-requisites                None
  Prohibited
  combinations                 None
  Module Leader                Dr Kevin Kibble
  Telephone                    01902 322706
  Email                        K.A.Kibble@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number            SC113

Module description
The principal aim of this module is to provide a basic understanding of the properties and behaviour of
materials, based on a comparative approach and a sound appreciation of the strong links between
product design, manufacturing and materials properties.


Assessment
     Description                                                         Weighting or Pass/Fail
                       Component 1: Tutorial problems                        50%
                       Component 2: Practical                                50%




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ET1203                 Engineering Mechanics 1

  Credit value                  15
  Pre-requisites                None
  Co-requisites                 None
  Prohibited
  combinations                  None
  Module Leader                 Dr Chang Wang
  Telephone                     01902 323829
  Email                         C.J.Wang@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number             SC117

Module description
Provide an understanding of the basic engineering principles and concepts in the area of stress
analysis and dynamic systems. The student will acquire subject specific knowledge of design
calculations, and analysis of bending stresses, statics, rotary motion, mechanisms and kinematics.

Assessment
     Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
                        Component 1: Assignment 1                             50%
                        Component 2: Assignment 2                             50%




ET1204                    Electronic Devices

  Credit value                  15
  Pre-requisites                None
  Co-requisites                 None
  Prohibited
  combinations                  None
  Module Leader                 Dr David Dyke
  Telephone                     01902 323897
  Email                         D.W.Dyke@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number             SC019

Module description
This introduces the different types of active electronic components, from the materials that the devices
are constructed from through to their operation and how they are used in a variety of different circuits.
In addition the use of microcontrollers in conjunction with circuits and how they are programmed is
examined.

Assessment
     Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
                        Component 1: Practical Laboratory Report              25%
                        Component 2: Structured Assignment                    75%




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ET2101                Machine Programming

  Credit value                 15
  Pre-requisites               None
  Co-requisites                None
  Prohibited
  combinations                 None
  Module Leader                Dr Mark Stanford
  Telephone                    01902 323904
  Email                        M.Stanford@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number            SC020

Module description
The module will formally introduce word address CNC programming and develop an understanding of
the fundamentals of metal cutting technology and how this can be applied to manufacture using
Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) Machine tools.

Assessment
     Description                                                        Weighting or Pass/Fail
                       Component 1: Assignment 1                            50%
                       Component 2: Assignment 2                            50%




ET2102                   Engineering Mathematics 2

  Credit value                 15
  Pre-requisites               ET1123 Engineering Mathematics 1
  Co-requisites                None
  Prohibited
  combinations                 None
  Module Leader                Dr Tarsem Sihra
  Telephone                    01902 32258
  Email                        T.Sihra@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number            SC118

Module description
The module further develops the mathematical skills needed for the analytical solution of engineering
problems.

Assessment
     Description                                                        Weighting or Pass/Fail
                       Component 1: Assignment                              40%
                       Component 2: Unseen Examination                      60%




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ET2103                 Project Management for Engineers

  Credit value                  15
  Pre-requisites                None
  Co-requisites                 None
  Prohibited
  combinations                  None
  Module Leader                 Dr Ahmad Zakeri
  Telephone                     01902 322274
  Email                         A.Zakeri2@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number             SC113

Module description
This module aims to introduce students to the design, planning, implementation and evaluation of
engineering projects and the management of these projects using a variety of management
techniques. It explains the necessary concepts, practices and techniques necessary to demonstrate a
project management competency.

Assessment
     Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
                      2 Components made up of 3 elements:
                        Component 1:                                                      50%
                              Element 1: Assignment                               25%
                              Element 2: Assignment                               25%
                        Component 2: Unseen exam                                          50%




ET2105                 Signal Processing 1

  Credit value                  15
  Pre-requisites                None
  Co-requisites                 None
  Prohibited
  combinations                  None
  Module Leader                 Dr Fiona Berryman
  Telephone                     01902 323820
  Email                         F.Berryman@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number             SC019

Module description
In this module the student will study the properties of signals and systems and their relationships with
system inputs and outputs. The techniques necessary to analyse signals in both modelled and
practical systems will also be developed, including convolution, Fourier analysis, AM and FM
modulation, Laplace transforms and z-transforms.

Assessment
     Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
                      2 Components made up of 3 elements:
                        Component 1:                                                      50%
                              Element 1: Assignment                               25%
                              Element 2: Assignment                               25%
                        Component 2: Unseen examination                                   50%




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ET2251                   Engineering Mechanics 2

  Credit value                15
  Pre-requisites              ET2103 Engineering Mechanics 1 or equivalent
  Co-requisites               None
  Prohibited
  combinations                None
  Module Leader               Dr Chang Wang
  Telephone                   01902 323829
  Email                       C.J.Wang@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number           SC117

Module description
The module aims to provide an understanding of the structural requirements of a mechanical system
and the analytical methods available to the designer in ensuring that it will function correctly.

Assessment
     Description                                                       Weighting or Pass/Fail
                       2 Components made up of 3 elements:
                             Component 1                                              50%
                             Element 1: Assignment 1                        25%
                             Element 2: Assignment 2                        25%
                       Component 2
                             Element: Unseen examination                              50%




ET2252                  Network Technology

  Credit value                15
  Pre-requisites              None
  Co-requisites               None
  Prohibited
  combinations                None
  Module Leader               Dr Ahmad Zakeri
  Telephone                   01902 322274
  Email                       A.Zaker2@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number           SC114

Module description
The module aims to provide a rigorous introduction to computer networking principles and techniques
to enable students to analyse, evaluate, select and specify appropriate network technologies for
particular communications strategies in Industrial enterprise.

Assessment
     Description                                                       Weighting or Pass/Fail
                     2 Components made up of 3 elements:
                       Component 1:                                                   50%
                             Element 1: Assignment                            25%
                             Element 2: Assignment                            25%
                       Component 2: Unseen examination                                50%



ET2254                  Integrated Design

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  Credit value                 15
  Pre-requisites               ET1203 Engineering Mechanics 1 and ET1204 Electronic Devices,
                               or equivalent background in electronics/mechanical engineering
  Co-requisites                None
  Prohibited
  combinations                 None
  Module Leader                Dr Colin Morgan
  Telephone                    01902 323875
  Email                        C.Morgan@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number            SC117

Module description
Develops the student‟s ability to work in a team to create designs for products and systems that
contain a mix of engineering technologies.

Assessment
     Description                                                        Weighting or Pass/Fail
                     Component 1: Interim Report (Individual)                 25%
                     Component 2: Final Report (Individual)                   75%




ET2257                   Microcontroller Interfacing

  Credit value                 15
  Pre-requisites               ET1204 – Electronic Devices, or equivalent
  Co-requisites                None
  Prohibited
  combinations                 None
  Module Leader                Dr Colin Morgan
  Telephone                    01902 323875
  Email                        C.Morgan@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number            SC117

Module description
Develops expertise in the synthesis of systems and products that contain microcontrollers as the main
control element. Focuses on designing the hardware and software interfaces to meet design
specifications.

Assessment
     Description                                                        Weighting or Pass/Fail
              Component 1: Individual Assignment                            25%
              Component 2: Group Assignment (individual report)             75%




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ET2999                     Industrial Placement

  Credit value            0 (Successful completion of the module results in the inclusion of „…with Professional
                          Development’ on your degree certificate)
  Pre-requisites          None
  Co-requisites           None
  Prohibited
  combinations            None
  Module Leader           Prof Diane Mynors
  Telephone               01902 323896
  Email                   D.J.Mynors@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number       SC018

Module description
The aim of this module is to introduce students to the concept of life long learning and professional
competence. It will facilitate an appreciation of contemporary working practises and encourage
students to seek practical solutions to real life industrial problems.

Assessment
     Description                                                                Weighting or Pass/Fail

                 Industrial Placement Plan                                               Pass/Fail
                 Logbook                                                                 Pass/Fail
                 Presentation and Viva                                                   Pass/Fail
                 Placement Report                                                        Pass/Fail




ET3100                  Engineering Individual Project

  Credit value                   30
  Pre-requisites                 Successful completion of Level 1 and 2 modules appropriate to
                                 discipline
  Co-requisites                  None
  Prohibited
  combinations                   None
  Module Leader                  Prof Diane Mynors
  Telephone                      01902 323698
  Email                          D.J.Mynors@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number              SC018

Module description
To provide an opportunity for the student to tackle a problem, related to his/her overall programme,
which will require a comprehensive synthesis of the student's intellectual, investigational ability and
extended self directed study.

Assessment
     Description                                                                Weighting or Pass/Fail
              3 Components made up of 5 elements
              Component 1: Planning
                        Element 1: Project specification and project plan             Pass/Fail
                 Component 2: comprising four elements
                       Element 1: Interim report                                      10%
                       Element 2: Logbook                                             10%
                       Element 3: Poster                                              10%
                       Element 4: Viva examination                                    10%
                 Component 3: Draft publication
                        Element 1: Complete version of draft publication              60%



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ET3101                   Quality and Reliability

 Credit value                 15
 Pre-requisites               None
 Co-requisites                None
 Prohibited
 combinations                 None
 Module Leader                Dr Kevin Kibble
 Telephone                    01902 322706
 Email                        K.A.Kibble@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number            SC113

Module description
The module aims to provide an understanding of the tasks and problems involved in controlling
processes in modern engineering and service environments to yield optimum quality assurance and
reliability.

Assessment
     Description                                                      Weighting or Pass/Fail
                      Component 1: Quality                                50%
                      Component 2: Reliability                            50%




ET3102               Microelectronic Product Design

 Credit value                 15
 Pre-requisites               ET1204-Electronic Devices, and either: ET2254 – Integrated Design
                              or: ET2253 Engineering Design 2
 Co-requisites                None
 Prohibited
 combinations                 None
 Module Leader                Dr Colin Morgan
 Telephone                    01902 323875
 Email                        C.Morgan@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number            SC117

Module description
Develops skills in the analysis and synthesis of products that contain embedded microcontrollers as
the main controlling elements.

Assessment
     Description                                                      Weighting or Pass/Fail
                    Component 1: Interim Report                           25%
                    Component 2: Final Report                             75%



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ET3105                    Signal Processing 2

  Credit value                  15
  Pre-requisites                ET2105 - Signal Processing 1, or equivalent
  Co-requisites                 None
  Prohibited
  combinations                  None
  Module Leader                 Dr Fiona Berryman
  Telephone                     01902 323820
  Email                         F.Berryman@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number             SC019

Module description
This module will develop the student‟s understanding of the characteristics and limitations of digital
signal processing. In particular, filter design will be studied and several filters will be developed and
used in MATLAB.

Assessment
     Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
                        2 Components made up of 3 elements:
                              Component 1                                                 50%
                              Element 1: Assignment 1                           25%
                              Element 2: Assignment 2                           25%
                        Component 2
                              Element 3: Unseen examination                               50%




ET3202                    Control Engineering

  Credit value                  15
  Pre-requisites                ET2102 – Engineering Mathematics 2, or equivalent
  Co-requisites                 None
  Prohibited
  combinations                  None
  Module Leader                 Dr Colin Morgan
  Telephone                     01902 323875
  Email                         C.Morgan@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number             SC117

Module description
Analyses typical feedback structures used to implement closed-loop control of dynamic systems. The
module also presents methods for controller design to meet specific performance criteria.

Assessment
     Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
              2 Components made up of 3 elements:
                    Component 1                                                           50%
                            Element 1: Assignment                               25%
                            Element 2: Assignment                               25%
                    Component 2:                                                          50%
                            Element 3: Unseen examination




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ET3208                    Concurrent Engineering and Cost Analysis

  Credit value                  15
  Pre-requisites                None
  Co-requisites                 None
  Prohibited
  combinations                  None
  Module Leader                 Prof Diane Mynors
  Telephone                     01902 323968
  Email                         D.J.Mynors@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number             SC018

Module description
Provide understanding and knowledge of the principles of Concurrent Engineering (CE). This includes
the use of associated CE tools and methods in order to develop a customer-oriented approach to New
Product Introduction and Development (NPI/D). The aim is to deliver a customer focused product in
term of innovation, customisation, quality, competitive price, and with consideration for sustainable and
environmental factors.

The module will also consider the process of obtaining cost breakdowns, verifying cost data,
evaluating specific elements of costs and examining data to determine necessity, of anticipated costs.
As part of this cost analysis the concepts of asset management will also be discussed.

Assessment
     Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
              Component 1: Group Assignment                                   50%
              Component 2: Individual Assignment                              50%




ET3210                    Engineering Innovation & Enterprise

  Credit value                  15
  Pre-requisites                ET2103 – Project Management for Engineers, or equivalent
  Co-requisites                 None
  Prohibited
  combinations                  None
  Module Leader                 Prof Andrew Pollard
  Telephone                     01902 82 4182
  Email                         A.Pollard@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number             Wolverhampton Science Park

Module description
The aims of this module are to:
       Develop the capability of students to work in multi-disciplinary teams representative of the
         situation of a company charged with developing and commercialising a new product.
       Provide a critical insight to the totality of sustainable new product development.

Assessment
     Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
              2 Components made up of 3 elements
                    Component 1:                                                          75%
                            Element 1: Group presentation                         15%
                            Element 2: Group report                               60%
                    Component 2:                                                          25%
                            Element 3: Individual critical evaluation




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ET4100                 Group Project

  Credit value                   60
  Pre-requisites                 Successful completion of level 3 modules contributing to an
                                 appropriate BEng (Hons) programme
  Co-requisites                  None
  Prohibited
  combinations                   None
  Module Leader                  Dr Fiona Berryman
  Telephone                      01902 323820
  Email                          F.Berryman@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number              SC019

Module description
The module provides an opportunity for the students to work together in a team to develop an
engineering system related to their overall programmes. The project will demand comprehensive
synthesis of the students‟ intellectual and investigational abilities and extended self-directed study.
Successful completion of the project will require a team of individuals working closely together; each
student will contribute his/her different experiences and capabilities to the group in solving the
problems encountered in the tasks of the project. Project management, team working, presentation
skills and report writing skills will all be developed, as well as the application of technical knowledge to
the particular problems encountered in the project.

Assessment
     Description                                                            Weighting or Pass/Fail
              3 Components made up of 5 elements
              Component 1:
                    Element 1: Project specification (group)                      Pass/Fail
                    Element 2: Project Plan (group)                               Pass/Fail
              Component 2:
                    Element 1: Interim report (group)                             10%
                    Element 2: Logbook (individual)                               20%
                    Element 3: Poster (group)                                     10%
                    Element 4: Viva (group)                                       10%
              Component 3:
                    Element 1: Final Report (individual)                          50%




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ET4101                    Engineering Research Methods

  Credit value                  15
  Pre-requisites                None
  Co-requisites                 None
  Prohibited
  combinations                  None
  Module Leader                 Dr Mark Stanford
  Telephone                     01902 323904
  Email                         M.Stanford@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number             SC020

Module description
The principal aim of this module is to provide postgraduate engineering and built environment students
with appropriate skills and knowledge to successfully carry out a postgraduate research project in their
relevant field of study.

Assessment

      Description                                                         Weighting or Pass/Fail
               Component 1: Assignment 1 Literature Review Paper              30%
               Assignment
               Component 2: Research Proposal Assignment                       70%




ET4102                 Advanced Engineering Management

  Credit value                  15
  Pre-requisites                None
  Co-requisites                 None
  Prohibited
  combinations                  None
  Module Leader                 Dr Ahmad Zakeri
  Telephone                     01902 322274
  Email                         A.Zakeri2@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number             SC114

Module description
This module aims to provide knowledge and understanding of the role, function and practices of the
engineering management in an enterprise and the key management and leadership skills required by
engineers in professional practice.

Assessment
     Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
                       2 Components made up of 3 elements:
                       Component 1                                                       50%
                             Element 1: Assignment                             25%
                             Element 2: Assignment                             25%
                       Component 2                                                       50%
                             Element 3: Unseen examination




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ET4103                   Condition Monitoring

  Credit value                 15
  Pre-requisites               None
  Co-requisites                None
  Prohibited
  combinations                 None
  Module Leader                Dr Fiona Berryman
  Telephone                    01902 323820
  Email                        F.Berryman@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number            SC019

Module description
This module will develop the student‟s understanding of condition monitoring techniques and analysis
methods.

Assessment
     Description                                                        Weighting or Pass/Fail
                       2 Components made up of 3 elements:
                       Component 1                                                     50%
                             Element 1: Assignment                           25%
                             Element 2: Assignment                           25%
                       Component 2                                                     50%
                             Element 3: Unseen Examination




ET4105                   Digital Control Systems

  Credit value                 15
  Pre-requisites               ET3202 – Control Engineering, or equivalent
  Co-requisites                None
  Prohibited
  combinations                 None
  Module Leader                Dr Colin Morgan
  Telephone                    01902 323875
  Email                        C.Morgan@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number            SC117

Module description
The analysis, synthesis and evaluation of control systems that employ digital computers as the
principal control element.

Assessment
     Description                                                        Weighting or Pass/Fail
                       Component 1: Digital controller                        50%
                       Component 2: Unseen examination                        50%



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Course Management

DEPARTMENT of ENGINEERING and TECHNOLOGY

Please note e-mails sent to you by University employees will only be sent to your @wlv.ac.uk
email address.

Staff Involved with the Programme
Please precede Ext numbers with 01902 32**** when dialling from outside the University.

Telephone          Name                               Room                Email

Academic Staff
3820               Dr Fiona Berryman                  SC019               F.Berryman@wlv.ac.uk
3897               Dr David Dyke                      SC019               D.W.Dyke@wlv.ac.uk
1720               Alan Davies                        SC002
1720               Dr Brian Griffiths                SC002/Science Park
1720               Graham Hemmings                    SC002               G.Hemmings@wlv.ac.uk
2706               Dr Kevin Kibble                    SC113               K.A.Kibble@wlv.ac.uk
2269               Dr Tahar Laoui                     SC114               T.Laoui@wlv.ac.uk
3875               Dr Colin Morgan                    SC117               C.Morgan@wlv.ac.uk
                   Prof Diane Mynors –
3968               Head of Department                 SC018               D.J.Mynors@wlv.ac.uk
01902 (82) 4182    Prof Andrew Pollard                Science Park        A.Pollard@wlv.ac.uk
                   Dr Tarsem Sihra –
2258               Student Support Co-ordinator       SC118               T.Sihra@wlv.ac.uk
3904               Mark Stanford                      SC020               M.Stanford@wlv.ac.uk
                   Alan Stoddart                      Science Park
3829               Dr Chang Wang                      SC117               C.J.Wang@wlv.ac.uk
2274               Dr Ahmad Zakeri                    SC114               A.Zakeri2@wlv.ac.uk
Technical Staff
                   Colin Durnall –
1721               Technical Resource Manager &       SC021/SC004         C.C.Durnall@wlv.ac.uk
                   Materials
3916               Christopher Chew – Junior          SC006               C.Chew@wlv.ac.uk
                   Technician
                   Dang Zheng (Sarah) –
3834               Electronics and Communications     SC040               D.Zheng@wlv.ac.uk
3916               Andrew Jackson – Automotive        SC006               A.Jackson3@wlv.ac.uk
3947               Matt Lindop –
                   Rapid Manufacturing Specialist     SC124               mattlindop@wlv.ac.uk
3947               Iain Lyall – CNC Specialist        SC124               Iain.lyall@wlv.ac.uk
1721               Jim Stamps – General Technician    SC021               Stampde@wlv.ac.uk
Administration
1720               Hayley Everett – Departmental      SC002               H.Everett@wlv.ac.uk
                   Secretary




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Health & Safety issues

The management of Health and Safety across the School has been devolved to the School
Health and Safety committee, which is chaired by an Associate Dean and the members are
representative of its staff and students. The day-to-day responsibility for Health and Safety in
the School lies with its three Technical Resource Managers.

Each Year the School is required to report on the following issues: Codes of Practice; Risk
assessments; Fire Risk Assessment; First Aid; Occupational Health; Portable Appliance
Testing; In-house inspection; Health & Safety Needs Analysis; Fire Marshalling;
Dissemination; H&S Training; and Accidents.

The School works closely with the Department of Risk, Safety and Health to ensure its
practices align with the University‟s policies and guidelines. Staff and Students alike should
familiarise themselves with these policies and adhere to the guidelines provided by visiting
the Department of Risk, Safety and Health‟s website.

http://asp.wlv.ac.uk/Level2.asp?UserType=6&Subsection=23




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Employability & Your Personal Development Portfolio (PDP)

What is „Employability‟?
„Employability‟ is concerned with the development of skills aimed at enhancing your
employment prospects throughout your time here at the University of Wolverhampton.
Developing specialist subject and academic knowledge is important for employers but they
also want to employ individuals who are able to:
    Communicate effectively,
    Work in a team and have good interpersonal skills.
    Solve problems
    Work on their own using their own initiative and are able to adapt to changing situations
    Be self-confident

How Will You Develop Your Employment Skills?
At the School of Engineering and the Built Environment we aim to provide you with the
opportunity to develop these skills through formative and summative tasks embedded in the
various modules. Assignment work is designed to encourage you to develop Subject Specific
skills in researching and analysing technical aspects of the modules. In addition, assignments
are also designed to help you to enhance other aspects of your personal development profile,
such as written communication and oral presentation skills. Where you have formal
presentations, this will build your self-confidence, in addition to helping you develop your
general communication skills. Working as part of a team will develop vital group-working
skills.

Throughout your time at the University, you will develop and be able to demonstrate a
number of skills, some of which are listed below:

    Working as part of a group
    Demonstrating teamwork skills and leadership skills
    Working as part of a group
    Demonstrating teamwork skills and leadership skills
    Effective communication
    Written (via reports and dissertations)
    Oral presentation (through formal and informal presentations)
    Problem-solving
    IT skills (which include use of basic packages for word processing, spreadsheet, and
     project management applications)
    Time management, to meet deadlines for both assessed and formative tasks

In addition to your academic studies you may also be working part-time. The experience you
gain within a work environment is very worthwhile and also helps you to develop attributes
that are valued by employers, and which will reflect your position as a professional engineer.

Industrial Placements
If you intend take an industrial placement then you will need to find an appropriate
employment opportunity - one that is broadly aligned to your course. To help you in this
process personnel from the Industrial Placements Office, managed by Krystyna Nosek, post
information about opportunities on the Employment and Placement notice board on the first
floor of the SC building. In addition, this information is uploaded to the placement website:
http://www.scit.wlv.ac.uk/placements/. The Industrial Placements team covers both our
School (SEBE) and the School of IT, so opportunities posted may relate to either area. You
should register your interest in following a placement

For students that are unsure if they should consider a placement please see either Diane
Mynors or your personal tutor.




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Career opportunities and Future Study

Traditionally, Mechatronics graduates find rewarding careers in branches of industry where a
multi-disciplinary approach to problem solving is required. Mechatronics Engineers are
valuable members of multi-disciplinary design teams since their experience covers a broad
spectrum of Engineering. Typically, students may choose careers in engineering system
analysis/synthesis/design in the aerospace, automotive, energy, international transport and
petrochemical industries. In addition to the traditional career patterns, Mechatronics
graduates are much in demand in the financial, banking, accountancy, computing, and
consulting sectors, due to the analytic and problem-solving skills and the high level of
numeracy that they acquire during the course of their studies. The Mechatronics programme
delivered at the University of Wolverhampton recognises the contribution of microelectronic
technology to contemporary Engineering Systems, consequently our graduates are well
equipped to apply this technology in a wide range of real-time measurement, communication
and control applications.

The MEng/BEng (Hons) Mechatronics degree is a gateway to higher degree study.
Graduates may choose from a wide range of taught courses at Masters level, or may prefer
to embark on a research-based MPhil/PhD programme. Whichever route is chosen, it may be
studied either on a full-time or a part-time basis, the latter being most appropriate for those
individuals who wish to obtain a higher academic qualification whilst following a full-time
career.




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Academic Regulations

This course adheres to the University‟s academic regulations for students undertaking an
undergraduate degree, commencing after October 2002. A full version of these regulations
can be found on the University web site: http://www.wlv.ac.uk/Default.aspx?page=6932
These regulations govern your course and will be binding on you. It is, therefore, important
that you read and become familiar with them.




Additional Information for MEng and BEng students

1. Students must pass their Engineering Individual Project Module (ET3100) at the first
   attempt. No opportunity for resubmission will be given


Additional Information for MEng and BEng students

1. Students must pass their Engineering Individual Project Module (ET3100) at the first
   attempt. No opportunity for resubmission will be given

2. The BEng and MEng programmes comply with the academic requirements of the
   Engineering Institutions, consequently there is some variation from the University
   regulations. Specifically, no compensation is permitted at level 3 or at level 4; that is, all
   modules must be passed with a minimum D-grade at these levels. Compensation is
   allowed at levels 1 and 2, and this complies with normal University regulations.



Additional Information for MEng Students

1. Students will only be allowed to move into Level 4, that is, the MEng Level if they have
   achieved a 2:2 (second class degree, lower division) or above at the end of Level 3.

2. Students must pass their Group Project Module (ET4100) at the first attempt. No
   opportunity for resubmission will be given.

3. If students fail the MEng Level they will receive the BEng degree achieved at Level 3.




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     Additional Information specific to your course




                                SEBE
                      School of Engineering and the Built Environment



ATTENDANCE POLICY

The University wants all students to achieve their best performance. It offers students carefully
prepared learning experiences that will enable them to meet the learning outcomes of their
modules. The School believes students will perform best if they regularly attend and participate in
these learning experiences; students should not be concentrating solely on the completion of
assessment tasks. It therefore expects all students to participate fully in the learning experience.
Where students are unable to attend for good reason (e.g. illness, hospital appointment,
unavoidable work commitments, religious festivals etc) they are required to discuss this with their
tutor who will make reasonable efforts to provide alternative arrangements. Where students do not
attend they cannot expect their tutor to devote additional time and resources to their learning. If
students are unhappy with the learning experiences provided they should make their views known
through the normal channels.

The School, particularly on level 1 modules, keeps records of attendance at taught sessions and
students who do not attend regularly may be contacted to establish if there are any issues that
need resolving. Students are encouraged to discuss any non-attendance with either their module
leader or personal tutor, both of whom may be reached either directly (e.g. in person, email and
telephone) or via a message left with the School office.



Prof. P. Olomolaiye

Dean of School

February 2005

Department of Engineering and Technology Rules:

The Department of Engineering and Technology takes registers of attendance for all taught
modules. The Department requires you to attend all of your timetabled activities.

If you are unable to attend a lecture or laboratory session we expect you to telephone (01902
321720) before the timetabled activity and inform the Department of which activity they will be
missing and why.




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Section 2: School Specific Information

School Charter for Students

                       SEBE Student Code for Behaviour and Attendance

We ask that all students in SEBE:
   o   Attend regularly and punctually
   o   If you are unable to attend, make arrangements with fellow students to collect/copy
       handouts and lecture notes
   o   Show courtesy and respect to staff and other students
   o   Ensure you understand the requirements of your award/course
   o   Ensure you understand the requirements of each module you are studying (sessions
       to attend, assessment procedures, exam procedures)
   o   Respect and abide by the University Regulations, e.g. Equal Opportunities Policy, ID
       Cards, quiet areas,
   o   Bring all necessary equipment to classes/workshops
   o   Give in assessments on time (or they will not be marked)
   o   Switch off mobile phones when in class
   o   Do not come to the University if you are under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
   o   Behave considerately in lectures, listen attentively and participate in class activities
   o   Keep your tutor informed if you have personal problems that affect your work; if
       these problems make it necessary to seek extensions, to do so before the deadline.
   o   Use the advertised times (or make an appointment by email) to seek advice from
       your tutors/lecturers.
   o   Confirm your programme of study when asked to do so
   o   Seek approval for and record any change of programme within the deadlines
   o   Inform the Registry and Finance if your address or other contact details change




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        Where to get help with your course

        Student Support
        If you encounter any issues (personal or academic) the following diagram directs you to the
        appropriate department or staff member.



                                                   Academic and Course
                                                      related queries:

                              Study Issues             Course Leader       General Admin
                                                                                        :
                                                                             Enquiries
                        Study Skills Advisor LRC
                                    or                                   Telford Campus – SC002
                            wlv.ac.uk/skills                             City Campus –    MI154




       Student Gateway
     Careers & Employment                                                                Module Related queries:
       Services Ext 1414
   Industrial Placements Unit                      Who to Contact                         Module Leader/Tutor
http://www.scit.wlv.ac.uk/placements/                                                     or Dept. Administrator




                                                                            Extensions /Mitigating
                            Personal Issues:
                                                                            Circumstances /Course
                                                                                  Transfer
                            Personal Tutor or
                                                                         Telford Campus – SB002
                            Student Gateway
                                                                         City Campus –   MI024
                                Ext 2572

                                                       Special Needs

                                                        Tarsem Sihra
                                                          Ext 2258




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Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

All entrants onto programmes of study within the School of Engineering and the Built
Environment (SEBE) may apply to have prior learning accredited. Claims may be based
upon either certificated or experiential prior learning.
Where prior learning is found to be of an appropriate standard, recently acquired and in
relevant areas covered by the programme, then credit may be awarded against modules
(note that all SEBE modules carry a specific credit rating) or programmes of study (general
credit).
If a student wants to gain credits he/she must follow the SEBE guidelines. An academic
judgment on level, number and module coverage of any credits is the responsibility of the
Award Leader and the SEBE APA Team.
Applications for APA will not normally be considered after a student has started a
programme. Mid-programme claims will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.

All individuals interested in making a claim for APA are advised to consult either the Course
Manager or Learning and Teaching Co-ordinator before submitting any claim for
accreditation.

Should you require further information or help concerning the APA procedure please call or
write to:

         Learning and Teaching Co-ordinator
         School of Engineering and the Built Environment
         University of Wolverhampton
         Wolverhampton
         WV1 1SB

 Telephone:     01902 322282
 Fax:           01902 322743


 Cost of Accreditation for Postgraduate and Undergraduate Awards

 The APA service involves a mixture of counselling and advice, assessment of submitted
 materials and administrative procedures. The cost of such accreditation reflects resource
 usage in these respects and applications are currently charged at the following rates:

 Application Fee
 A non-refundable application fee of £25 will be levied and must be paid by the student, on
 application. This fee is deductible from the accreditation fee (shown in the table below).

 Specific Credit
 Certified Claims:                             £3 per credit
 Experiential Claims:                          £20 per credit

 General Credit
 Claim (certified and/or experiential):        £10 per credit awarded

 You should note that a minimum fee of £50 will be levied and that all of the above charges
 are subject to VAT @ 17.5%

 All claims MUST be accompanied by the appropriate remittance. Cheques should be made
 payable to the University of Wolverhampton and clearly show the student‟s name and
 course on the reverse.


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Learning, Teaching & Assessment: What Can You Expect?

Note: All assessments are to be handed in at Telford Campus.

Learning and Teaching (L&T)

Learning & Teaching Resources
There is a wide range of resources available for your learning, including on-line materials for
each module (on WOLF), web-based information and, importantly, the online resources
provided by the Learning Centres. Module information will direct you to specific information
sources, but there is an expectation, particularly at Level 2, that you will research your own
sources in order to enhance your achievement of the learning outcomes for the programme.

Assessment

     Types of assessment
     The tutor, as part of the introduction to the module, will outline the assessment tasks. A
     more detailed briefing for each assignment will be available via the WOLF topic that
     supports the module. There is a wide range of assessment (further details can be
     found in the Undergraduate Student Guide), including:

            Written assignments
            Reports
            Time Constrained Assignments
            Examinations (open book or closed book)

     Marking of Assessments
     The marking and grading of your work, be it for example an assignment or an exam is a
     comprehensive exercise involving first-marking by tutors, moderation by the tutors in
     the module team and the submission of assessments to independent external
     examiners who monitor and advise, thereby ensuring quality and standards.
     The normal return period for feedback on your marked (summative) work is three weeks
     after the date of submission. You will receive a grade achieved and comments on
     whether and how you have achieved the learning outcomes.

     Assessment grades follow the „Grade Point Scales‟ outlined in the Undergraduate
     Student Guide.

     What Should You Avoid? What Should You Seek to Achieve?
        Remember that you are writing for another reader or readers. Do not assume
           that the reader will fill the gaps in your work.
        Use the introduction to establish what you are doing in your assignment.
        Use examples to support your analysis.
        Be objective and aim for reasoned argument. Phrases such as „in my opinion‟
           or „in my view‟ are of little value because they are subjective. Do not use them.
           You should aim to support your points with evidence and reasoned analysis.
        Always acknowledge the use of someone else‟s work, using the appropriate
           system of referencing. See last page for examples of referencing
        Also, it is a very serious offence to use someone else‟s work, especially word-
           for-word or paraphrased contents of other‟s work. This is called “plagiarism”
           and will be covered throughout the programme to ensure that you are aware of
           how to avoid it.
        Always keep copies of the sources or keep a note of each source as you use it,
           so that you can reference it in your bibliography at the end of your assignment.
        Plan your work in advance so as to meet the hand-in (submission) date. Writing
           up your research is often more time-consuming than you expect.
        Get help from tutors and mentors if you are unsure.

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          Above all, do not „suffer in silence‟; the Course Leader, Student Advisor and
           tutors will be able to provide guidance so please use them.

    Why are ethical considerations important when researching for assignments?
    Research is an essential and vital part of teaching and learning. Much is literature-
    based, using books, journals, periodicals and web-based material. However, some
    research may involve interaction with organisations and people. You should ensure
    that you do NOT conduct research that could be intrusive or sensitive or could cause
    psychological harm or suffering to others.

    For all modules excepting the dissertation, formal approval is not normally required for
    research that brings you into contact with organisations and people. However, where
    such contact does occur, it is imperative that you are fully aware of and rigorously and
    consistently apply the Ethical Guidelines as contained on WOLF. Where individuals
    or organisations have agreed to provide information to you, you may be required to
    produce evidence that permission has been given for access or contact.

What Feedback Can You Expect?

    What can you expect from your tutors whilst you are preparing your work?
       Normally tutors will advise you, as a group, on the assessment at or near the
          start of the module.
       Thereafter, you may consult your tutors by emailing them.

    What should you not expect from your tutors?
       It is not the role of a tutor to read drafts of your work and correct them with a
          view to your obtaining a „good mark‟. An assignment should reflect your effort
          and input, and the role of the tutor is to guide and advise. It is then your
          responsibility to assess this advice and guidance and use it accordingly. Tutors
          provide this in good faith, but its use - or lack of it - by you is not an automatic
          route to a good or a poor grade. Other factors, particularly those pertaining to
          your skills and efforts, will play a vital role in your achievement.

    After completion of the assignment
        The main feedback is through a copy (to you) of the assessment feedback sheet
           by email from tutors/administrative support staff.
        In some modules, additional feedback may be available through distribution of
           an “outline answer”, highlighting key points for guidance.

How You Can Comment on Learning & Teaching And Assessment

    We greatly value your feedback; students‟ views are collectively influential in how we
    deliver L&T and are gathered through staff-student meetings and via questionnaires,
    particularly the Module Evaluation Proformas (MEPs) that you are asked to complete
    towards the end of a module. Such feedback is analysed for annual monitoring of
    modules, subjects and courses.




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Referencing

      All the information you use comes from somewhere; it must be clear to the reader where
      everything has originated, e.g., your data and calculations, your interpretation of those
      results, someone else's results or opinions etc.

      References must be included to:

      a.      Support a statement, making it clear that the statement, if not based on evidence
              you have presented, is based on someone else's evidence.

      b.      Show how your work relates to that of others, demonstrating that by knowledge of
              other work, you have used existing knowledge and not duplicated the work of
              others.

      c.      Allow readers of the report to find out more information by accessing the sources to
              which you refer.

      d.      Acknowledge your sources, thus not claiming others' ideas or words are your own.


      All references given in the text should appear in the References section.        References
      should not appear in this section unless they have appeared in the text.

      You must give the following information, in the following order for each source type:

      Journal article
             author(s)
             year of publication (in brackets)
             title of article
             name or journal (italics or underlined)
             volume number (bold)
             issue number (in brackets, if present)
             page numbers (e.g., 24-34)

      Book
              author(s)
              year of publication (in brackets)
              title of book (italic or underlined)
              edition (if appropriate)
              publisher
              chapter and/or page numbers (e.g., Ch 4, 5 & 6)

      Contribution in Book
             author(s) of contribution
             year of publication (in brackets)
             title of contribution, followed by 'In:'
             editor(s) of book
             title of book (italic or underlined)
             edition (if appropriate)
             publisher
             chapter and/or page numbers

      Paper in Conference Proceedings
             author(s) of paper
             year of publication (in brackets)
             title of paper, followed by 'In:'
             title of conference proceedings (italic or underlined)
             volume number (bold) or volume title
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         location of conference
         page numbers

Report (NB: make clear if this is confidential company report not generally available)
       author(s) (use institution/company if report does not have any specific author(s)
      credited)
      year of publication (in brackets)
      title (italic or underlined)
      serial number
      institution
      chapter and/or page numbers

Thesis
         author
         year of publication (in brackets)
         title (italic or underlined)
         degree for which submitted
         institution, town and country if needed
         chapter and/or page numbers

Private Communication
       (i.e., a verbal or preferably written statement made to you, not generally available for
       public reference, by someone with acknowledged expertise in the subject - TO BE
       USED SPARINGLY)
       author
       year when given (in brackets)
       official position of author
       affiliation of author (company or institution, town and country if needed)

Websites
      Name of page for example University of Wolverhampton Home page
      Address of page: www.wlv.ac.uk
      Date last accessed: 4 July 2008.

Harvard Referencing System
(http://www2.wlv.ac.uk/lib/Tipsheets/Harvard2005P.doc)

References in the text should appear as the author's name and year of publication in
brackets, immediately following the information to which they refer, e.g.:
    Composite plates with cutouts are extensively used in many mechanical structures, the
    presence of a cutout complicates the stress
    distribution in the plate (Anil, Upadhyay and Ivengar, 2007). An attempt has been
    made to incorporate the effect of prebuckled stress on the stability analysis of
    moderately thick/very thick composite laminated plates…’’


Then in the references section, in alphabetical order would appear:

Anil, V., Upadhyay, C.S., and Iyengar, N.G.R. (2007) Stability analysis of composite
laminate with and without rectangular cutout under biaxial loading.
Composite Structures, 80, pp. 92-114.




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