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Engineering - Professional Skills for Graduate Engineers

Overview
The "Professional Skills for Graduate Engineers" module addresses a need for developing specific professional skills in recently graduated engineers and those new to engineering positions in engineering and technology organisations.

The module is a collaboration between Continuing & Professional Education at UL and the regional "Limerick for Engineering" industry network to develop the skills considered essential for effectiveness in engineering-led organisations. On successful completion of the module, students will be awarded 6 ECTS at Level 9 from the University of Limerick.

Who will benefit
This module is specifically designed to develop professional competencies considered essential for effectiveness in engineering-led organisations. The primary target students are recently graduated engineers or those new to engineering positions.

In addition, the module would also benefit those professionals who need an update and review of these key skills from leading academic and industry tutors.

Duration

The module will consist of 6 x one-day face-to-face workshops with on-line activities and interaction using the UL Learning Management System – scheduled in the September 2018 to February 2019 period as outlined in the module structure

Careers or further progression

Continuing & Professional Education
Continuing & Professional Education (CPE) at the University of Limerick delivers a range of accredited programmes, modules and short courses for professional and personal development. See CPE website for further details.

Further enquiries

How to Enrol / Further Information

How to Enrol: please contact Limerick Chamber Skillnet email Anne Morris amorris@limerickchamber.ie or Kinga Dzierzak kdzierzak@limerickchamber.ie .

For further information and other details on the course please email cpe@ul.ie or contact Continuing & Professional Education (CPE) at the University of Limerick 061 202530.

Subjects taught

Module Structure
Professional Skills for Graduate Engineers

Unit
Unit Title
Schedule

1
Engineer as a Professional; Time Management and Organisational Skills;
Fri Sept 21st.

2
Complex and Creative Problem Solving
Fri Oct 19th.

3
Coaching and Mentoring, Team Leadership Skills
Fri Nov 16th.

4
Communication & presentation skills
Fri Dec 14th.

5
Technical writing skills
Fri Jan 18th.

6
Project Management Fundamentals
Fri Feb 15th.

Delivery and Assessment

• The module will consist of 6 x one-day face-to-face workshops with on-line activities and interaction using the UL Learning Management System – scheduled in the September 2018 to February 2019 period as outlined in the module structure;

• University Lecturers and industry-based Tutors, all with significant expertise in the programme thematic areas and with experience in delivering to adult learners, will teach the six modules units.

• All workshops will be held in city centre location or on the University of Limerick campus to be confirmed.

• Students will complete a short work based assignment for each of the six one-day workshops and submit these assignments for assessment;

• All six unit assessments will combine to give a module grading which will be on a Pass/Fail basis (6 ECTS at level 9)

Course fee

Module cost is €900, including support from Limerick Chamber Skillnet.

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