Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Professional Skills in Engineering
Academic Year
Semester 2
Exclusive (Any Acad Year)
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Poster  (Details of research project)  10%
Semester Assessment Online Test  (Two online tests)  20%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   (Written exam)  70%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   (Written exam)  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Apply relevant legislation and professional codes of conduct to engineering problems.

Evaluate risks to engineering problems.

Evaluate the management implications for a company of issues in equality and diversity, sustainability, security management and human resources.

Evaluate the management implications for a company of issues in health and safety.

Communicate research project through a conference style poster.

Brief description

The subjects covered in this module address many of the non-technical issues that arise in a career in engineering.


Legal issues – data protections, intellectual property rights, health and safety
Management issues – structure of organizations, sustainability, risk, HR, professionalism, equality and diversity in the workplace
Business – planning, costing, procurement
Poster presentation skills

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Application of number is essential to engineering disciplines. Assessed in exam.
Communication Communication and literacy are required to present findings in the poster presentation assessment.
Improving own Learning and Performance Reflecting on outcomes to plan further work develops own learning and performance. Assessed throughout.
Information Technology Instrumentation and computing are essential to engineering disciplines to perform experiments, analyse data and present results. Online tests, poster assignment.
Personal Development and Career planning Understanding of professional issues is vital for employment applications.
Problem solving Problem solving skills are essential when responding to initial results and adapting strategies accordingly. Assessed throughout.
Research skills Research and information literacy skills are needed professionally to ensure compliance with legislation and industry best practices. Assessed throughout.


This module is at CQFW Level 6