Presentation on theme: "Professional development From entrant to graduate."— Presentation transcript:
Professional development From entrant to graduate
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
Never Mind Whats Holding It Up. KEEP HAMMERING!! What happened to the planning? Wheres the support?
PACES Professional Academic Career Employability Skills
Format Activities and programmes outside academic class scheduled activities Includes group working, peer- teaching, peer-tutoring, industrial visits, speakers etc.
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
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
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
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
Design Make and Test (DMT) Project – 3 Designs should be: –Imaginative –Realistic –Effective
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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)
Schedule Section Teams MondayTuesdayWeddayThursdayFriday A 1 - 3 Intro + Mini- lectures Design & make Amec Mini- project Bureau Veritas Design & make B 4 - 6 Design & make BPDesign & make C 7 - 9 Design & make AKS Testing, Presentations and Awards
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