Support from your tutor
Throughout your module studies, you’ll get help and support from your assigned module tutor. They’ll help you by:
- Marking your assignments (TMAs) and providing detailed feedback for you to improve.
- Guiding you to additional learning resources.
- Providing individual guidance, whether that’s for general study skills or specific module content.
- Facilitating online discussions between your fellow students, in the dedicated module and tutor group forums.
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.
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 assessment, which must be submitted online, also consists of a group and individual project reports together with an assessed presentation and poster from the second virtual school.
This is a compulsory module of the Master of Engineering (M04) and the Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering (E22) and provides the opportunity to develop and demonstrate engineering practice and essential group-working skills required for graduates working to recognition as Chartered Engineers.
Due to the current uncertainty around large gatherings and changing Government guidance , we will host the two residential schools for the module starting in September 2021 as virtual residential schools. In reflection of this, a reduced module fee will be charged for the September 2021 presentation only. We hope to host the two residential schools for the module starting in January 2022, however if this is not possible then these will be provided as virtual residential schools.
For the module starting in September 2021, we will hold the first virtual school 10–12 September 2021, and the second school 4–6 February 2022.
You’ll spend a significant amount of time online:
- Day 1: from 17:00
- Day 2: 09:00–21:00
- Day 3: 09:00–14:00
To balance the workload of school 2, we’ll host short preparatory sessions in the evening 1–2 weeks beforehand. Dates for these will be on the module website.
For the module starting in January 2022, we will hold the first residential school 21–23 January 2022, and the second school 10–12 June 2022.
You’ll need a webcam and a headset (or microphone and speakers) to participate fully in the virtual residential schools and with your project team throughout the module.
To pass the module, you must take part satisfactorily in the first school. A key part of the module assessment takes place at the second school so it is vital that you plan to attend, although not doing so will not automatically lead to you failing the module.