Support from your tutor
You will be allocated to your tutor at the first compulsory residential weekend. Your tutor will be responsible for monitoring your progress on the module, marking and commenting on your written work and you can contact them for advice and guidance. Your tutor will also mediate an online forum for your tutor group and oversee collaborative team-working tasks which are an essential feature of the module.
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The assessment details can be found in the facts box above.
You will be expected to submit your tutor-marked assignments (TMAs) online through the eTMA system unless there are some difficulties which prevent you from doing so. In these circumstances, you must negotiate with your tutor to get their agreement to submit your assignment on paper.
Two of the assignments will be joint submissions from your team, and two are personal accounts of your achievements and your contribution to the work of your team. The end-of-module assignment, which must be submitted online, also consists of a group and individual project report.
This is a compulsory module of the Master of Engineering (M04) and the Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering (E22) and provides the essential group-working skills required for graduates hoping to become Chartered Engineers.
Satisfactory attendance at the first residential school is required. Non-attendance at the first weekend will result in you being withdrawn from this module and losing a proportion of fees paid, the remainder of which can be used as a discount towards the cost of the same or another module if used within 18 months of the start of T885.
Should you not be able to participate in the second residential weekend, it will be reflected in your assessment scores. You will lose a proportion of the continuous assessment marks for the module and the team's score for the team presentation may also be affected.
Residential weekends for the module starting in September are usually in September and February. For the module starting in January, the residential weekends are usually in January and June.
The cost of the residential weekends, including accommodation and meals but excluding travel, is included in the fee.