Course Details in 2021/22 Session
|Module Title ||Presentation and Communication Skills/Team Skills Development|
|School||Metallurgy and Materials|
|Department || Metallurgy & Materials|
|Module Code || 04 17697 |
|Module Lead ||Prof David Book|
|Level || Masters Level |
|Credits || 10 |
|Semester|| Semester 1|
|Restrictions || EPSRC sponsored EngD in Engineering Metals for High Performance Applications in Aerospace and Related Technologies |
|Exclusions || |
|Description || Presentation and Communication Skills: This module will develop oral and written communication skills - Planning a research thesis; Writing a scientific paper; Illustrations and tables; Grammar, punctuation and editorial style; References; Abstracts; Summarising reports; Effective poster presentations; Effective oral presentations - preparation, achieving focus, organising the presentation, using language effectively, achieving speaking excellence, visual aids.
Team Skills Development: The development of team and interpersonal skills by participation in activities to encourage strategic, time, and project planning and management. The course is undertaken in a residential environment to facilitate the development of the team ethos, where the team are given progressively challenging scenarios which require team member participation through planning, delegation, team working and problem resolution for the achievement of the task. The tasks are under the responsibility of a facilitator (from the Centre for outdoor pursuits, and from School staff/nominees for the management games/challenges) and teams are each guided by an appointed mentor for the course duration. Teams participate in a debriefing after each half-day of the programme, for the recognition of achievements, and for the recognition of skills and attributes to transfer forward to future challenges. |
|Learning Outcomes || Presentation & Communication Skills - by the end of the module the student should be able to:
Make effective presentations appropriate to the occasion;
Prepare a scientific paper;
Plan a thesis.
Team Skills Development - by the end of the module the student should be able to:
Use the acquired and developed skills (including self-awareness) in team skills as relevant to an engineering manager in the professional undertaking of their responsibilities in the workplace.|
17697-01 : Literature Review : Coursework (50%)
17697-04 : Group Talks : Presentation (50%)
|Assessment Methods & Exceptions || Presentation & Communication Skills: Satisfactory completion of tutorial exercises (summary and practice presentation).
Team Skills Development: A 30-minute plus 10-minute Q/A session poster presentation by the team, given at Coniston, and which is peer-assessed by another participating team (20%), the team mentor (60%) and two facilitators (10% each). |
|Other || |
Dodd, J S (ed). 1997. The ACS Style Guide. 2nd ed. Washington D C: American Chemical Society.
Armstrong, M. 1993. How to be an Even Better Manager. Kogan Page.
Davies, J W. 1996. Communications for Engineering Students. Longman.