Electronics with Music BEng/MEng

Engineering Career Skills 3 ENG3027

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: School of Engineering
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This course covers important skills required for a career in engineering including CV writing, teamwork, extraction and distillation of pertinent information from different sources, communication and presentation of ideas, creativity and innovation, evaluation of intellectual property requirements and ethical considerations and impact.


On average 1 lecture every 2 weeks with occasional workshops/tutorials/training sessions.

Excluded Courses



ENG3049 Team Design Project 3


40% written

40% presentation

20% other

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 


It is not practical to offer reassessment in the group project work in this course.

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to develop keys skills for students with a prospective career in engineering, including presentation and communication skills, the ability to access and assess various information sources, and the ability to evaluate both intellectual property and ethical considerations for new ideas, products and projects. Other core skills such as CV writing and teamworking are also developed.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Search for, retrieve and evaluate the validity of information from various resources.

■ Communicate complex ideas and deliver focussed presentations utilising appropriate language, style and citation of relevant sources.

■ Apply techniques to enhance their creative input to the development of individual and collective group ideas.

■ Produce concise and informative written documents that communicate core information at the appropriate level.

■ Understand and illustrate the value, use and legal implications of Intellectual Property in engineering and idea protection.

■ Demonstrate understanding of the importance and implications of ethical considerations in engineering disciplines and the individual's role and responsibility in this.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 60% by weight of the components of the course's summative assessment.


Students should attend at least 75% of the timetabled classes of the course.


Note that these are minimum requirements: good students will achieve far higher participation/submission rates.  Any student who misses an assessment or a significant number of classes because of illness or other good cause should report this by completing a MyCampus absence report.