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Lecture Two

MEC3017
Managing Engineering Operations
Dr. Simon Smith
This lecture will cover
• Career Progression
• Reflection & Application and UK-SPEC
• Formative Assessment – Poster Presentations
• Project Management Assignment
Career Progression
Pupil
• Pupil coached towards
– GCSE’s or equivalent
– A levels or equivalent
• These probably feel a long time ago now!
Student Engineer
• Taught skills and gain experience towards
– BEng or equivalent
– Possibly higher degrees, MEng, MSc, PhD, etc
• The process is not simply to help you graduate
with a degree, it is to turn you into a
professional engineer
Professional Engineer
• Working in industry, or academia, gain
experience and demonstrate ability towards
– CEng, Chartered Engineer
• This is done through documenting your
experiences and relating them to UK-SPEC
ME3017
• MEC3017 is similar to this process when you
review MEC3018
• The crucial difference is in MEC3017 you can
discuss what you didn’t necessarily do, but
what you might have done
• A useful exercise to prepare you for the
process towards CEng
Reflection & Application
and UK-SPEC
Relationship between MEC3017
Project Management & other modules
MEC3018 Reflection MEC3017 Application MEC3098
D.F.I. M.E.O. Stage 3 project
Interim (10%)
MEC3018 reflection (23%)
Final report (30%)
15 Credits

MEC3098 application (11%) Final report (35%)

Evidence of DOPS(33%)
Understanding and
Poster (5%)

30 Credits
achievement (60%) SCM(33%)

Evidence of
Understanding and
achievement (60%)
Reflection & Application

• Reflect on valuable lessons learnt and your


development of Project Management skills
• Apply these now to your individual stage 3
projects and MEC3017 assignment
• You will need to document what you have
done/plan to do with reference to UK-SPEC
– Formative assessment on group written codes
– In a Project Management Assignment (34%)
UK-SPEC
• You should remember UK-SPEC from your
weekly reports
• On BB you can download the Higher Education
Programme from the Engineering Council
– How and why degrees are accredited, which
defines UK-SPEC
• IMechE summary of learning outcomes on BB
– All individual codes of UK-SPEC documented e.g.
D1, D5, P8, G3
Reflection UK-SPEC codes
• Design
– D1, D2, D5
• Economic, Legal, Social, Ethical and
Environmental Context
– EL3, EL5, EL6
• Engineering Practice
– P8, P11
UK-SPEC D1
• Remember this is in the context of ‘Design’
• D1 - Understand and evaluate business,
customer and user needs, including
considerations such as the wider engineering
context, public perception and aesthetics
– Identify the needs/requirements of the DFI
partner, customer and user
UK-SPEC D2
• D2 - Investigate and define the problem,
identifying any constraints including
environmental and sustainability limitations;
ethical, health, safety, security and risk issues;
intellectual property; codes of practice and
standards
– Provide a clear problem statement and identify
any design constraints for DFI
UK-SPEC D5
• D5 - Plan and manage the design process,
including cost drivers, and evaluate outcomes
– Evidence of planning & managing the design
process.
• (This is different to simply saying what was done!)
– Evaluation of outcomes by some means e.g.
testing, cost benefit analysis, design matrix
analysis, etc.
UK-SPEC EL3
• Remember this is in the ‘Economic, Legal,
Social, Ethical and Environmental Context‘
• EL3 - Knowledge and understanding of
management techniques, including project
management, that may be used to achieve
engineering objectives
– Evidence of project management techniques used
to achieve the objectives in DFI
UK-SPEC EL5
• EL5 - Awareness of the relevant legal
requirements governing engineering activities,
including personnel, health & safety,
contracts, intellectual property rights, product
safety and liability issues
– This might include IP, NDA, H&S, CE marking,
liability, etc.
UK-SPEC EL6
• EL6 - Knowledge and understanding of risk
issues, including health & safety,
environmental and commercial risk, and of
risk assessment and risk management
techniques
– Discuss commercial risk, H&S, environmental, etc.,
as appropriate, and risk assessment &
management for DFI
UK-SPEC P8
• Remember this is in the context of
‘Engineering Practice’
• P8 - Ability to work with technical uncertainty
– Describe genuine technical uncertainty
– Describe how it was addressed or overcome
UK-SPEC P11
• P11 - Understanding of, and the ability to work
in, different roles within an engineering team
– Describe assigned roles
– Describe the responsibilities for the roles
Application UK-SPEC codes
• Design
– D2
• Economic, Legal, Social, Ethical and
Environmental Context
– EL3, EL6
• Additional General Skills
– G3
UK-SPEC D2
• D2 - Investigate and define the problem,
identifying any constraints including
environmental and sustainability limitations;
ethical, health, safety, security and risk issues;
intellectual property; codes of practice and
standards
– Clearly communicate a vision for the stage 3
project, beyond that of the supervisor brief
UK-SPEC EL3
• Remember this is in the ‘Economic, Legal,
Social, Ethical and Environmental Context‘
• EL3 - Knowledge and understanding of
management techniques, including project
management, that may be used to achieve
engineering objectives
– Clear written plan for project execution including
aim and objectives for stage 3
UK-SPEC EL6
• EL6 - Knowledge and understanding of risk
issues, including health & safety,
environmental and commercial risk, and of
risk assessment and risk management
techniques
– Provide a risk assessment form and any other
applicable forms, e.g. BIOCOSHH
UK-SPEC G3
• Remember this is in the context of ‘Additional
General Skills’
• G3 - Plan and carry out a personal programme
of work, adjusting where appropriate
– Provide a detailed, considered Gantt chart and any
additional planning tools used in stage 3
Formative Assessment
PM Formative Assessment
• DFI group written assignments to discuss,
assess and provide feedback to all to enable
you individually to write an individual project
planning report
• The assignments are on UK-SPEC codes using
your experience in DFI
• Collectively write one paragraph on the code
given, with the option to include a second
code covered within the same paragraph
Submission Details
• Submit a single Powerpoint slide per group by
email to me simon.smith@ncl.ac.uk
• Title of the email attachment is to be the UK-
SPEC code given then the group number
followed by the name of the company /
organisation
• For example: ‘D2 group 7 Caterpillar.ppt’
Submission Details
• Title on the slide is to be the UK-SPEC code(s)
covered, group number, organisation
• The body of the slide to be a single paragraph
addressing the UK-SPEC code given to your
group
• An example is shown on the following slide
P11 Group 14 Royal IHC
• Sandra Knowles was assigned the role of
Project Manager. Her responsibilities included
planning for all the group……..
………………………………………………………………………
………
…………………………………..…………………………………
……………. Finally, the secretary was also
responsible for ………
Assigned Codes & Deadlines
Deadline 5pm 8/2/19 Deadline 5pm 15/2/19 Deadline 5pm 23/2/19

Code Groups Groups Groups

D1 1 9 17 25 3 11 19 5 13 21 29

D2 2 10 18 26 4 12 20 6 14 22 30

D5 3 11 19 27 5 13 21 1 7 15 23

EL3 4 12 20 28 6 14 22 2 8 16 24

EL5 5 13 21 29 7 15 23 27 9 17 25 1

EL6 6 14 22 30 8 16 24 28 10 18 26 2

P8 7 15 23 9 17 25 29 11 19 27 3

P11 8 16 24 10 18 26 30 12 20 28 4
PM Formative Assessment
• Any 2-year MSc student who optionally wishes
to submit an example may do so
– Simply email a paragraph on your selected code to
me simon.smith@ncl.ac.uk
For Example
• D1: When describing the DFI partner and the
project, communicate the needs and
requirements of the DFI partner, customer
and user
• D2: When defining the problem, provide a
clear problem statement and identify any
design constraints
For Example
• EL6: Awareness of relevant legal requirements
governing engineering activities, etc.
– To cover this you may refer to items such as IP,
NDA, H&S, CE marking, liability, etc.
• P11: Understanding of … different roles within
an engineering team
– Bring clarity to each role and associated
responsibilities
Any questions?
Project Management Assignment
PM Assessment
• Individual project planning report
– Based on MEC3017* & MEC3098+
– Deadline is 2pm 22/3/18

* 2-year MSc students to use previous teamwork


project experience
+ Formula Student: Consult with Dr Evans and/or Dr

Happian-Smith to agree a provisional project plan


Assignment Brief
• Font size 11
• 1.5 line spacing
• Normal margins
• No figures
• Tables are allowed
• Submission
– Electronically on Turnitin
– Hard copy to school office
Assignment has Two Sections

MEC3018 Reflection MEC3017 Application MEC3098


D.F.I. M.E.O. Stage 3 project
Interim (10%)
MEC3018 reflection (23%)
Final report (30%)
15 Credits

MEC3098 application (11%) Final report (35%)

Evidence of DOPS(33%)
Understanding and
Poster (5%)

30 Credits
achievement (60%) SCM(33%)

Evidence of
Understanding and
achievement (60%)
The Two Sections Are
• Critical Reflective Account of MEC3018 Design for
Industry Project (or equivalent) (23%)
– Limit of 2 pages
– No appendix allowed
• Project Plan for MEC3098 Individual Project (11%)
– Limit of 1 page for main report text
– Append Gantt chart as one sheet of A3
– Append risk assessment form
• Also ethical approval, COSHH, etc. as necessary
Critical Reflective Account of MEC3018
(or equivalent)
• Write in past tense first person
– It is a personal account of past events
– Personal pronouns allowed (I, we, it, they, us, etc.)
– E.g. We did this, I managed that, etc.
• Critically evaluate the performance of your
team over the duration of the DFI project
Describe how the team dealt with
• Delineation of customer requirements
• Formulation of the engineering specification
• Management of project tasks
• Group organisation
• Progression through stages of the design
process (from initial concept to final
proposal/product)
Comment on
• Administrative roles of all group members
• How their efforts influenced project outcomes
• Evidence your
– Commercial awareness
– Risk Management
– H&S considerations
UK-SPEC
• You must cover 8 codes in 2 pages
– D1, D2, D5
– EL3, EL5, EL6
– P8, P11
• Place the relevant area of learning in
parentheses and in bold e.g. (EL3) at the end
of the paragraph containing that code
• Paragraphs to contain normally one code and
a maximum of two codes
UK-SPEC Simplified example
• ‘We identified that the business needed a new
design of wiper-blade for winter use (D1)’
– This is a much simplified example of what is
required. A single paragraph of several sentences
would normally address each code appropriately.
Project Plan for MEC3098
• Write in future tense
– You are describing a plan for a forthcoming project
– No personal pronouns allowed
• Project not Person
Ensure you
• Clearly demonstrate that you understand the
brief provided to you by your supervisor
• Show how you have augmented this brief to
fit with your vision of the project
• Provide the project aim and objectives
• Outline the project plan in text
UK-SPEC
• You must address 4 codes in 1 page + Gantt
chart and risk assessment
– D2
– EL3, EL6
– G3
• Place the relevant area of learning in
parentheses and bold (e.g. (D2) at the end of
the paragraph containing that code
• Paragraphs to contain normally one code and
a maximum of two codes
UK-SPEC Simplified Example
• ‘This project is to design a wind tunnel
capable of a wind velocity of 15 m/s (D2)’
– Again, this is a much simplified example of what is
required. A single paragraph of several sentences
would normally address each code appropriately.
Any questions?