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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

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

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

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


Course Description

This course is designed with the support of employers to provide students with the opportunity to undertake a group consultancy project for a local engineering organisation. The course enables students to practice key career and project management skills, most notably team work, project management, negotiation, action planning and communication. For this course, projects were sought from high calibre companies such as Subsea 7, Wood, CNR International and Halliburton.

During the course students are supported to undertake their project work via a series of on-campus workshops delivered by academic staff, external organisations and the Careers Service, topics include Giving a Presentation, Introduction to the Business Model and group work skills.  Students will also be given the opportunity to network with employers on the course and undertake site visits.

Further Information & Notes

This course is capped at 40 students. 

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Students complete a formative group presentation, final group presentation (30%), written group 2000 word progress report (30%) and a written individual 2000 word reflective report (40%).

Resit: Individual Reflective Report (2,000 words) 100%

The course will be graded on the University’s Common Grading Scale.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.


Students will receive written, oral, peer feedback during the course. All summative assessments will be marked against the assessment criteria and students will be provided with constructive written feedback for each assignment.

Course Learning Outcomes


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