Professional and Personal Development

Module summary

Module code: GEEN1065
Level: 0
Credits: 30
School: Engineering and Science
Department: Engineering
Module Coordinator(s): Robert Jenner


Pre and co requisites



This module aims to provide extended BEng (Hons) students with essential knowledge and skills required to be successful in higher education and the workplace. It is vitally important that students fully understand the engineering professions that they will be entering, the degree programmes that they will be undertaking, and the subsequent career pathways that may result. This module is designed to raise awareness of these issues in order that students can make informed choices as to their future study and career pathways. This module also aims to deliver key and transferable skills such as written and oral communication, learning strategies, revision & examination technique, professionalism, ethics, team working, planning & management, engineering design models, and employability skills. The module is designed to align with Greenwich Graduate attributes and to raise awareness of these attributes.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
1 Describe the differences between chartered engineer (CEng) and incorporated engineer (IEng) and explore the various available options in academic and career pathway.
2 Describe the core responsibilities of engineers and engineering organisations regarding ethical, environmentally responsible, efficient, and economic considerations and explore how these considerations impact upon engineering design practices and professional conduct.
3 Begin to recognise the importance of team working, planning, and effective communication when working upon unfamiliar engineering problems and produce artefacts with confidence.

Indicative content

Engineering institutions (benefits of membership, types of membership, entry requirements), review of typical engineering professions and organisations (typical career pathways for holders of full CEng, partial CEng, and IEng), organisational interview and selection processes, psychometric testing, graduate programs, academic pathways, assessment procedures. responsibilities of engineers (environmental, economic, social, and safety considerations) project planning, project management, design methodologies, design flow, computer aided design, learning styles, study skills, revision strategies, examination strategies, problem solving strategies, technical report writing, laboratory report writing, referencing & plagiarism, oral presentations, team working, group dynamics, interpersonal skills, word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, peer reviews, self-assessment techniques, personal development plans (PDP), CV writing, entrepreneurship, environmental engineering.