Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this module is offered.
Business, Engineering and Technology
On-campus block of classes
The module provides the students with an opportunity to undertake a community based project that is of multidisciplinary nature whereby they can be able to utilise the knowledge and skills acquired from “Creativity & Innovation” module and apply it in solving or improving the service, operation or products. It is vital in this case that the project chosen must be of technical nature so that students can be able to appreciate the value that fundamental knowledge in science and mathematics add to enhance the quality of life in communities. During the course of this project students will be exposed to the real life engineering related issues that the communities rely on for the living. They will be able to experience how engineering solutions at elementary level enhance the living standard of communities. The project will be done under supervision.
On completion of the module, students will be expected to be able to:
|1||Apply concepts, principles and techniques of innovation|
|2||Apply fundamental science and mathematics|
|3||Function effectively in teams|
|4||Learn aspects of project work that compliment engineering aspects|
|5||Acquire interactive and multidisciplinary learning experience|
|6||Make effective presentations and report writing|
Coursework assessment: Project: 100%
The objective of this module is to introduce the students very early to the role of engineering in the real world and to have a first-hand experience of the value that engineering in the form of fundamental science and mathematics add to improving the quality of lives in communities. In particular this module enables them to interact with various stakeholders and in the process they will be exposed to many non-engineering aspects such as social, environmental, safety and financial factors. They will be able to acquire interactive and multidisciplinary learning experience.There will be a combination of lectures, that will include interactive elements, and a Project that will involve group work. All outcomes will be assessed by means of a final Project.
Innovation and Creative Thinking