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ZUG1031 - Multidisciplinary Applied Community Projects

Undergraduate – Module

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Business, Engineering and Technology


South Africa
On-campus block of classes

  • Semester 2, 2018 (Mainstream Programme)
  • Semester 2, 2019 (Extended Programme)

16 credits, NQF Level 5


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:

1Apply concepts, principles and techniques of innovation
2Apply fundamental science and mathematics
3Function effectively in teams
4Learn aspects of project work that compliment engineering aspects
5Acquire interactive and multidisciplinary learning experience
6Make effective presentations and report writing


Coursework assessment: Project: 100%
Examination: 0%

Workload requirements

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.

Chief examiner(s)





Innovation and Creative Thinking