Full Title:Professional Practice
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:ENGR E7024
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:The module promotes skills to advance personal and career development.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Communicate effectively using a variety of communication techniques
  2. Study and Research Effectively implementing a referencing method.
  3. Become knowledgeable in organisational structures and project management processes
  4. Employ professional practices in time management, goal setting, ethics, health and safety and problem solving.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Report Writing
Professional Engineering reports. Introduction, main body, findings/conclusion, recommendations.
Presentation Techniques
Using the appropriate technique to convey your information by employing the appropriate audio visual or interactive techniques.
Research Skills
Using the Library services to research, use of online resources to research, the importance of referencing and referencing methods.
Professional Considerations
Time Management, Learning and Development Strategies, Engineering Ethics, Health and Safety
Career Items
The Curriculum Vitae, interview techniques and negotiation.
Organisational Structures
Project Management, resourcing and scheduling, company structures.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Essay Student researches using appropriate sources and referencing techniques a course related topics from a predefined list. 2,3 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
Written Report n/a 1,2,4 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
Presentation A presentation on selected electronic or electrical engineering related technology topics. 1,2 20.00 0 0 Week 10 0
Group Project A project in which students interact with different roles to produce a solution to a predefined challenge. 2,3,4 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
Practical/Skills Evaluation Assessment of practical skills on basic software packages associated with making an engineers day to day activities more efficient. 1,4 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
The assessment of this module is inextricably linked to the delivery. Therefore reassessment on this module will require the student to reattend (i.e. retake) the module in its entirety.
Reassessment Description
In cases of marginal failure, the candidate may be permitted to augment CA reports or essays. In such cases the Repeat CA grade will be capped at 40%.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture material presented on course material 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Practical Laboratory work on project, reports, problem solving and project managment 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Directed Reading No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Study No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 4.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
This module does not have any book resources
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Virtual Learning Environment: Moodle
  • Software: Microsoft Office Suite
  • Website: Dundalk IT Library services

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_EELES_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Systems 1 Mandatory