Module Title:Industrial Studies
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 4 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: a) Teaching will be conducted using lectures, tutorials and group debates/discussions. At various stages of the module students will be directed to certain websites and will have to research certain topics (given exact research criteria). These topics will form the basis of discussion in a tutorial session. b) Visiting lecturers will be invited to present lectures on various aspects of industry.
Module Aim: To introduce the students to the industrial environment, and to the roles and responsibilities of engineers
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate an in depth knowledge of the industry into which they are entering.
LO2 Understand the concept of a career plan and how they can make a contribution to the development of their industry.
LO3 Understand the product life cycle
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
• Industry knowledge
o Historical development of the relevant industry o Current trends in industry o Sectors within industry o Regulatory authorities and standards
• Career development
o Role and responsibilities in industry o Career development plan o Professional Institutions - Code of ethics - Criteria for membership
• Product life cycle
o Design - The design process - Speed to market - Design for manufacture - Design for test - Environmental awareness - Sustainability in Engineering - Manufacture - Overview of manufacturing systems - Production planning - Inventory control - Process defect identification methods - MTBF - Operating life span - Maintenance & planned maintenance
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other The students will be required to sit class tests (20%) and Prepare Reports and Presentations on specific Assignments (20%) 1,2,3 40.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam A final written examination will test the student's ability to demonstrate the learning outcomes. 1,2,3 60.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.00
Estimated Learner Hours Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 3.00

Module Delivered In

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CW_EEMEC_D Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 3 Mandatory