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1 Professional development From entrant to graduate

2 Professional competence Technical competence subsumed in possession of RGU degree Employers want evidence of professional skills and attitudes These skills and attitudes should be subsumed in possession of RGU degree

3 Never Mind Whats Holding It Up. KEEP HAMMERING!! What happened to the planning? Wheres the support?

4 PACES Professional Academic Career Employability Skills

5 Format Activities and programmes outside academic class scheduled activities Includes group working, peer- teaching, peer-tutoring, industrial visits, speakers etc.

6 RAPID The spine is the online skills auditing and planning tool RAPID Students will start from Stage1 to learn to identify their strengths, weaknesses and achievement and how these have contributed to skills They will assess their level and identify opportunities to develop Tutor guidance will be available

7 Events Stage 1 – Activity week –Awayday –Design Make and Test (DMT) Project Stage 2 – The Energy Challenge Stage 3 – Entrepreneurship Challenge Competition Honours Year – Residential Course to hone interview skills

8 Design Make and Test (DMT) Project AW1 Remote operated vehicle (ROV) The Challenge Lives (1 week – 4 days) –Teams of about four – cross course –Design specification issued 1 st Day –Design and make 1 st three days –Competitive testing on Friday –Develop team working and comms skills and gain appreciation of craft skills

9 Design Make and Test (DMT) Project – 2 Mini-lectures on theory Apply theory Design and use experiments and testing Use construction skills Develop team working skills Develop communications skills

10 Design Make and Test (DMT) Project – 3 Designs should be: –Imaginative –Realistic –Effective

11 Deliverables 1 - ROV capable of lifting magnets from tank bottom 2 – Presentation on group operation (10 minutes) 3 – Team logbook showing how information, theory and experiment were used in the design

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13 AWAYDAY (1 day) Workshop based and industrially situated Explore –Perceptions of students (am) –Motivations and expectations (am) –Employer expectations (am) –Study skills (pm) –Career development (pm) –Graduate experiences (pm)

14 Fresher to graduate.. and beyond Why engineering? – the goal Whats the course like? – good and hopefully not too much bad or ugly What is expected of me? – now and by graduation What will motivate me? What will help me? Eng07

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16 Schedule Section Teams MondayTuesdayWeddayThursdayFriday A 1 – 5 Petrofac Dril-Quip Design & make B 6 – 10 Design & make TotalDesign & make C 11 – 15 Design & make AmecDesign & make D 16 – 20 Design & make Vetco Testing, Presentations and Awards

17 Second year Activity Week AW2 Format very similar to year 1 (AW1) Energy challenge to assess various simulated renewable energy sources then design machine utilising power from selected source Systems integration Skills and attitudes same as AW1 but advancement expected

18 Design Make and Test (DMT) Project AW2 The Energy Challenge (1 week – 4 days) –Teams of about ten – cross course –Design spec issued and mini-lectures 1 st Day –Amec mini-challenge 2 hours day 1 –Design and make 1 st three days –Competitive testing on Friday –Develop team working and comms skills and systems integration skills

19 AWAYDAY 2 (1 day) Workshop based and industrially situated (graduate led) Explore –Review PD progress –Learn about company and graduate careers –Case study sustainability –Case study ethics –Graduate experiences (pm)

20 Schedule Section Teams MondayTuesdayWeddayThursdayFriday A Intro + Mini- lectures Design & make Amec Mini- project Bureau Veritas Design & make B Design & make BPDesign & make C Design & make AKS Testing, Presentations and Awards

21 EntrantGraduate

22 Questions?


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