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MM4ATR Advanced Technology Review

Room Time Module Convenor Introduction The structure and content of this course are unusual. The aim is to expose you to topics relevant to engineers today that are new and/or developing rapidly and which are associated with important segments of the worlds economy. After the introductory lecture, where the Case Study is launched, four members of staff will each give 4-5 hours of lectures on topics closely linked to their research interests. The areas covered (and the teaching staff) change regularly (maximum 3 years per topic) and this helps to keep the material up to date. Module assessment is 30% coursework (the Case Study) and 70% exam. The examination will be two hours and is open book in that you can bring in any material you wish to support you. Although this may sound like an easy option the exam questions will have been set appropriately and will be testing your understanding and ability to apply what you have been taught. Please dont leave your revision for during the exam! The module has now been running for about 12 years the UK and 5 years in Malaysia and feedback from students has been very positive. You may find the module hard work and there is a lot of material covered but you should enjoy it and get value from the experience. Education Aims This module exposes students to topics relevant to engineers today that are new and/or developing rapidly and which may be associated with important segments of the UK economy. The aim of the Case Study is to develop students skills in acquiring, assimilating, synthesising and presenting technical and business information in an appropriate form based on sound research. Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this module students will be able to: LO1 Evaluate a company or business capability, identifying where additional capability is required and develop a research strategy appropriate for identified technology/information capability acquisition. LO2 Assimilate detailed information relating to a high level technical topic delivered through lecture format and create an appropriate short portfolio of information (lecture notes, self-sourced material). : F1A09 : Wednesdays 12.00 14.00 : Dr Yap Eng Hwa

LO3 Use a portfolio of information relating to a high level technical topic to deliver a reasoned, insightful and appropriate response to an externally posed question. LO4 Conduct a literature review to gather appropriate detailed information relating to a new or rapidly advancing technology including relevant factors from: market, political, environmental, societal, history, state-of-the-art, future developments, future investment, exploitation, competition. L05 Write a professional standard Case Study Report that combines information from literature reviewed and presents an evidence-based analysis.

Assessment Examination (60% of module mark) The exam paper will consist of four questions, one set on each of the topics covered. You are required to answer three questions in the 2-hour exam. The questions are likely to require a mix of descriptive and analytical material in their solution. The topic lecturers will give guidance on this. Each question is worth 33% of the exam mark. Case Study (40% of module mark) This is to be an unsupervised investigation of a topic of your own choice (with some provisos). The aim is to get you to research and analyse the significance and implications of a new and/or rapidly advancing technology with identifiable applications. The initial synopsis (around 400 words) and final report (around 2,000 words) are short, but do not underestimate the difficulty of producing something which is of high quality. The Case Study accounts for 30% of the module mark, so it has significant weighting. You are required to submit a synopsis relatively early on (just 2 weeks from today!). This synopsis must justify your choice of subject and convey how you intend to tackle it. Pick a topic that is of interest to you but make sure you have identified the key elements that will go into your report. Make sure you have identified (established the existence of) a range of material sources upon which you can base your analysis. This is your responsibility. Note the emphasis on the quality and logic of the analysis in the marks distribution. We will look for your intellectual input to this and the supporting evidence. You are unlikely to be able to produce a report of quality if you do not refer to material published in journals, books and conference proceedings as well as internet sources. Make use of the library but also consider other sources of information (newspapers, magazines, company literature). Title and initial synopsis th (Approximately 400 words, due 27 Feb, submit electronically via Moodle) Before putting these forward you should consider the following: Is this genuinely a new or rapidly advancing technology with identifiable applications? Is this topic interesting to you/relevant to your career aspirations? Is it practicable to construct a report around this topic? Can you find relevant material (source some material before submitting)?

Synopsis Marking Scheme (out of 15) Does the synopsis: (i) Convey that the subject is important and the case study timely (2) (3) (2) (5) (3)

(ii) Have clear aims and objectives (iii) Convey that the study will add value/knowledge to existing information on subject (iv) Convey that planning has been carried out and source material identified (v) Raise interest and convey quality. How would it rate as a conference paper synopsis

Your synopsis will be marked and returned to you by 13 Mar if possible. You will be given feedback on your chosen topic and required to re-select if your chosen topic is unsuitable. Final Report rd th (Approximately 2,000 words, due 3 Apr or 17 Apr, submit electronically via Moodle) The style of the report is specified (below) but is not intended to greatly constrain content so there is no content proforma for the body of the report. You are free to adapt the report to emphasise what you consider to be most important. In general the report should cover the following: a) Justification of your choice of topic. Why is it important? (Which might be based on market, political, environmental and/or potential impact); b) A review of the technology involved, development history, current focus, difficulties etc; c) Your analysis of the fundamental engineering principles involved and core engineering subjects relevant to this technology; d) Your assessment of further development prospects, exploitation, technology transfer, market development, resource investment issues, competing technology. Final report Format Your final report should be submitted in word-processed form. The format has been adapted from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers guidelines for authors. Papers should be written in the third person in an objective, formal and impersonal style. SI units should be used wherever possible, as recommended in ISO 1000 and BS5555. Symbols for physical quantities should be in italic (sloping) type. Mathematical operators and constants (sin, e, d, log, , ...) and symbols for units (m, kg, s, ...) should be in roman (upright) type. Vectors should be in bold italic type (A) and matrices in bold upright type (A). If this is not possible then they should be indicated by a wavy line. Further details are given in ISO 31 and BS 5775. The preferred order of contents is as follows:


Title of article. Author Abstract (synopsis) of not more than 200 words (shorter than the initial synopsis) covering the content of the final report. Body of the report organized into logical sections, sequentially numbered with no more than two grades of subheadings. Nominally 2000 words, much less is unlikely to be adequate and more than 2000 is likely to reflect insufficient thought about the contents. Tables and figures (illustrations) should be inserted close to the point of reference, numbered consecutively and titled appropriately (eg Figure 1: Gasoline engine technologies, Table 1: annual fuel consumption data). You should include at least 1 figures/table that you have produced yourself. Excessive/gratuitous use of figures and tables should be avoided. Illustrations should only be included if they are informative and add to the understanding of the reader. References in the order to which they have been referred in the text [1, 2]. For example: [1] Varahramyan, K. and Lvov, Y. Nanomanufacturing by layer-by-layer assembly from nanoscale coating to device applications. Proc. IMechE, Part N: J. Nanoengineering and Nanosystems, 2006, 220(N1), 29-37. [2] Rantatalo, M., Tatar, K., and Norman, P. Laser Doppler vibrometry measurements of a rotating milling machine spindle. In Eighth International Conference on Vibrations in Rotating Machinery, University of Wales, Swansea, 7-9 September 2004, IMechE Event Publications, paper C623/110/2004, pp. 157-168 (Professional Engineering Publishing, London). List of notation as the first appendix, in alphabetical order, defining all the symbols used in the paper. You can have a glossary of terms/abbreviations if necessary as a second appendix.

Report Marking Scheme (out of 85) Quality and logic of analysis presented in the report Evidence presented to support the report, source references (30) (30)

Report presentation (style of English, layout, format, diagrams). The relevance and content of the diagrams will have a strong weighting in this (25) The synopsis and report mark together sum to 100 and this mark will be scaled to 30% to give the coursework component of the module. Figures and Self-generated figures The intention behind this requirement is that you combine together information from more than one source to generate something new that is not in your original sources. For example you may use a diagram to illustrate a point that is made only through words in a source paper. Or you may show in bar chart format data

that has been tabulated. It is important that you demonstrate your ability to synthesise rather than just combine together other peoples ideas. The self-generated figures should be produced to a high quality hand-drawn sketches are not what is desired. Where a figure is reference from another paper you should put the reference in the Figure title. See example below:

Where a figure is self-generated and combines data from several sources it can be referenced as shown below:

Table 1: Properties of pure Graphene, data from [1,2,4,5]

Or in this way:

A completely self-generated figure does not need any reference:

It is wrong (and will be penallsed) if you use a copied figure without correctly attributing it. References It is important that you make sensible use of reputable material from a variety of sources. You can use have journal, book and internet sources it is important that internet material is from a reputable source (eg NASA) and not just someones random thoughts on the subject (e.g. Uncle Bobs website on bulldozers). You should pay attention to the date on a reference source, particularly if you are quoting figures. Statements such as According to [4] the worldwide market for widgets will rise to 10,000 over the next 5 years are meaningless if the paper was published 10 years ago. Your case study should be on a current or rapidly advancing technology so you need to make sure there is current source material to support your report. If there is not then you should probably choose another topic. It is usually very obvious if a case study has an extremely long list of references but very little use has been made of much of the material.

Case Study Report Submission There is some research that suggests it helps some students to plan their workload better if they are able to choose their own submission deadlines. The research in Dan Arielys book Predictably Irrational [1] and have subsequently looked at the accompanying research paper [2]

It appears that there might be some value in this approach for the ATR Case Study and this has been trialled at the UK Campus two years ago. The experiment was successful and so the plan is to offer you the same choice. The absolute final submission deadline for your Case Study Report is 17 April. References 1. 2. Ariely D, Predictably Irrational: The hidden forces that shape our decisions, 2009, Harper Collins, ISBN: 0007256531 Ariely D & Wertenbroch K, Procrastination, deadlines and performance: self control by precommitment, 2002, Psychological Science vol13, n3, 219-224

Module Timetable 2012/2013 (Malaysia Campus) Every Wednesday 12.00pm to 2.00pm Venue: F1A09

Week No 21 22 23

Week Beginning 4th Feb 11th Feb 18th Feb

Lecturer Yap Eng Hwa No Class No Class

Date of Lecture 6th Feb

Coursework Happy CNY! Students to email chosen case study to YEH by 20th Feb Students to submit synopsis to YEH by 27th Feb YEH to return synopsis feedback to students


25th Feb

Yap Eng Hwa

27th Feb

25 26

4th Mar 11th Mar

Yap Eng Hwa Yap Eng Hwa

6th Mar 13th Mar

27 28 29

18th Mar 25th Mar1 1st Apr1

Andrew Shacklock Ing Kong No Class

20th and 21st *Mar 27th and 28th** Mar 1st Case study Submission Date 3rd April 10th Apr 17th Apr 2nd Case study Submission Date 17th April

30 31

8th Apr1 15th Apr1,3

Ing Kong Geoff Kirk/Kathy Simmons Geoff Kirk/Kathy Simmons


22nd Apr2,3 29th Apr2 6th May2 13th May2

25th Apr

SW Study Week for Malaysia Campus EX Exam Period for Malaysia Campus
1 2

Possible dates for Kathy/Geoff to teach in Malaysia *2.00 5.00pm in F3B08 **2.00 4.00pm in F3B08

Easter break in UK Possible dates for Ing Kong to teach in UK