The majority of engineering projects carried out today are team efforts. The complexity of modern engineering needs the contribution of a number of knowledge domains. Working in team requires extra skills than doing an individual project. It is important that these skills are transferred and honed in an educational environment. Hence the rationale of the group project. The project lifecycle will be developed in a structured manner under the guidance of a supervisor. The supervisor will provide support and guidance where necessary. Learners will have the opportunity to discuss the division of responsibilities, plan the implementation, testing and subsequent documentation. The project will draw on the skills that have been acquired in other units for successful completion. Each team needs to map the technical and logistical aspects of the project, choose the resources that are required, setup effective communication strategies and keep a log of all the activities done. During the project group members will need to conform to the relevant health and safety legislation. This unit will be assessed by looking at individual work and also team work. Each group will consist of 3-4 students. Marks are awarded both for the planning and technical aspect.
Maturity Clause Applications
Applicants who satisfy the following conditions may apply for consideration to join this MCAST programmes as mature students:
Attained the age of 21 years for entry to programmes at MQF Level 4
An Updated Curriculum Vitae and a Motivation Letter should accompany applications under the Maturity Clause.
Shortlisted applicants may be called for an interview to assess their suitability for the selected programme.