Engineering You're Hired - Industry Mentor and Assessor Days
We are looking for alumni and industry contacts familiar with Engineering project design and implementation to support second year students with their skills development.
Engineering You're Hired! - Industry Mentor Day
Wednesday 30 January 2019, 9.30 am - 5.00 pm
Engineering You're Hired! - Industry Assessor Day
Friday 1 February 2019, 11.30 am - 5.00 pm
Engineering You're Hired!
Engineering You’re Hired! is a multidisciplinary project week for second year Engineering students which builds on the first year project week, Global Engineering Challenge. Working in multidisciplinary teams, students combine their knowledge to tackle a real-life problem to develop their planning and design skills. Student groups aim to take their proposed solution to the proof of concept stage towards the end of the week. Our Industry Mentor and Industry Assessor days form an important part of this innovative project week, giving the students a valuable opportunity to engage with alumni and industry contacts who can share their expertise and advise on their projects.
Wednesday 30 January 2019, 9:30 am - 5.00 pm
Who we are looking for:
Alumni and industry contacts familiar with engineering project planning and implementation.
Industry mentor role:
You will work with the student groups throughout the day, bringing your real-world experience in project implementation to bear on their projects. Student groups are able to 'consult' any of the industrial mentors about their projects.
One or two industrial mentors will be assigned to a hub of student groups to talk to them informally about their projects. This will be followed by 'boardroom' sessions, during which you will join a staff member and PhD student facilitator to feedback on student presentations.
Throughout the week the students work through the design process:
Define - Understanding the problem
Decide - Define & quantify the design question
Data - Will it work? Calculations to prove the concept. Involvement of Industry Mentors
Develop - Design development & project plan
Defend - Present and defend project plan. Involvement of Industry Assessors
We would be very grateful if you could circulate this among other alumni and contacts that you think may be interested in attending.
If you have any questions, please contact Michael Wright, Faculty Teaching Experience Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org, 0114 222 0524.
A number of the projects have been suggested by industry, creating a current and relevant opportunity for students to apply their academic learning to industry. Previous projects have included:
- Design a sustainable swarm robot system that is able to perform the monitoring for a precision agriculture system
- Design a gadget that is used by cyclists to improve road safety
- Design a commercial electric aircraft
- Design an adaptable additive manufacturing system for the design of large buildings