Engineering Poster Competition

One of the high points for our Stage 3 students is the annual poster competition normally held in a large venue with all students and supervisors simultaneously. This is something I could not do this year due to the pandemic restrictions. I used Miro to set up a poster exhibition for around 80 posters which is simply accessible via a URL.

Digitising Present in Person Material

Around 25 face to face lectures and a further 12 to 15 tutorial sessions were condensed down to just seven live sessions. This was a golden opportunity to flip teaching, something that was talked about and something that has been considered for some time.

Using online computer simulations for electronics

A programme developed by Autodesk called Tinkercad, an online computer simulation, was used in place of the hardware students would normally use. This started out with 12 students’ projects but has moved to over 180 in a module due to the success with the original 12 students.

Headshot of Andrew Lovatt

Using OneNote Class Notebooks as a Digital Logbook

Professional engineers use physical logbooks to document and record their work, from thoughts, design ideas, calculations and sketches, through to literature readings and lab results. For ENG1002, Sustainable Design Creativity and Professionalism, we created an electronic version of this logbook using a Microsoft OneNote Class Notebook.

Student and lecturer in practical workshop
Dr Fernando Russo Abegao, Dr Sue Haile and Sharon Joyce

Use of mobile devices

Graham Paterson, Computing Technician School of Engineering Science, Agriculture and Engineering What did you do? Staff in CEGS give out Galaxy Note 10 to first-year students in the School for use in lectures, seminars and private study. Who is involved? IT technician in the School Graham Patterson sourced the devices and provides support and training, Read more about Use of mobile devices[…]

A hands-on project-based mechanical engineering design module focusing on sustainability

Professor Tom Joyce, Professor of Orthopaedic Engineering School of Engineering Science, Agriculture and Engineering What did you do? The School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering (MSE) changed the Stage 2 Design module to a Design and Manufacturing module, and completed the transition from a paper-based design exercise to a group exercise which required students to Read more about A hands-on project-based mechanical engineering design module focusing on sustainability[…]