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Last modified: 28 Feb 2018 12:28

Course Overview

This innovative course is designed to promote students personal development and enhance their employability skills through undertaking a group consultancy project for a local engineering organisation. The course will enable students to learn more about the engineering sector, and develop their project management skills, students will also have the opportunity to reflect on learning to better equip them for future employment or postgraduate study.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Paul Davidson

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Programme Level 2
  • Engineering (EG) (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.

Course Description

This course provides the opportunity for engineering students to work in small groups to act as consultants and develop solutions for projects posed by industry. It also involves students participating in workshops on employability skills along with site visits. During the course students experience the issues that surround the work environment, including the pressures of working to a deadline, the challenges of working with a group of colleagues towards a common aim, and reflect upon their own strengths and areas for development. The experience students' gain from completing the course will be invaluable to support employability.

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