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Assignment brief – QCF BTEC
Assignment
front sheet

Qualification

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Unit number and title

BTEC Level 3 Extended
Diploma in Engineering

Unit 2: Communications for Engineering
Technicians

Learner name

  
Assessor name

 

Mohammad
Mamouei

Date issued

 Hand in deadline

Submitted on

4th
Dec 2017

 15th December 2017

 

 

 

Assignment
title

Assignment
2: Finding and using information and the use of ICT in engineering

In
this assessment you will have opportunities to provide evidence against the
following criteria.
Indicate the page numbers where the evidence can be found.

 

 

Criteria reference

To achieve the criteria the
evidence must show that the learner is able to:

 

Task no.

 

Evidence

P6

Use appropriate information sources to solve an
engineering task IE4

 

1a

 

Description
in report format

P7

Use appropriate ICT software packages and hardware devices
to present information

 

1b

 

Report
with PDS document, Presentation

M2

Review
the information sources obtained to solve an engineering task and explain why
some sources have been used but others rejected

 

1c

 

Report

M3

Evaluate the effectiveness of an ICT software package and
its tools for the preparation and presentation of information.

 

2a

 

Description
in report format

D2

Evaluate
the use of an ICT presentation method and identify an alternative approach.

 

2b

 

Written
evaluation, report

Learner declaration

I
certify that the work submitted for this assignment is my own. I have clearly
referenced any sources used in the work. I understand that false declaration
is a form of malpractice.
Learner
signature:                                                                          Date:

Assignment
brief

Qualification 

BTEC Level 3 Extended
Diploma in Engineering

Unit
number and title

Unit 2:
Communications for Engineering Technicians

Assessor
name

Mohammad Mamouei

Date
issued

4th December 2017

Hand
in deadline

15th December 2017

 

Assignment
title

Assignment 2: Finding
and using information and the use of ICT in engineering

Purpose of this assignment
 

Be
able to obtain and use engineering information (LO3)

2.      
Be able to
use information and communication technology (ICT) to present information in
engineering settings (LO4)

Scenario
1:
 
You are
part of an engineering design team called Angel Engineering Ltd who is
manufacturing different types of engineering products including bearings,
shafts, DC generators and rotor blades. You have been asked to interpret
engineering drawings and standards and present your findings to a group of
engineers who are visiting from a partnering company. This is a weekly job
which you have to do and requires a lot of preciseness.  

 
Task 1,
part A
 
Engineers use information sources when designing, manufacturing and
testing products. It is very important to have a strategy for effective
searching and for establishing that, when found, data is valid and correct.
The table below and overleaf lists typical information that engineers
work with. Complete it, or one that is more specific to your area of study,
by extracting information from paper- and e-based resources.
 
 
 
 

Information required

Data found

Where it was sourced from

The value of Young’s modulus for mild steel

210 GPa

(john bird, 4 may 2012)

The coefficient of linear expansion of a titanium alloy

8.4× 10^-6 k^-1

(Gred Lutjering, 2003)

Thermal expansion (change in length) of a titanium
alloy with an initial length of 2 m, initial temperature of 240 K, and a
final temperature of 900 K

dl=2×(8.4 ×10^-6)×(900 – 240)
dl= 0.011088m

Do not need reference

A data sheet for an AAA size battery holder

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
The linear thermal expansion of an object can be expressed as
dl = L0 ?
(t1 – t0)        

where
dl = change in object length (m)
L0 =
initial length of object (m)
? =  linear
expansion coefficient (/k)
t0 =
initial temperature (k)
t1 =
final temperature (k)
Task 1, part B
 
Prepare
a report about your product (This could be the product
which you are making in your project unit 3) which explains the problem that it is solving, the overall function of your
product and why you have chosen to make this product.
Include
3 drawings of your product in this report using appropriate software packages and explain why you used those packages.
You also need to make a
presentation presenting your product to potential customers by using an
appropriate software package.
You then need to communicate
the PDS of your product which includes brief information about your product
to a client who is interested in it
using an appropriate communication method.
 
               
                                                                                                                               
Task
1, part C                                                                                          
 
As an engineer, you need
to be able to choose communication methods and understand why some methods
are better and more feasible than others.
Therefore, In order to
achieve this criterion, you will need to review
the information sources obtained to solve an engineering task and explain why
some sources have been used but others rejected. The engineering task can
be related to your product in unit 3, alternatively
you can choose one of the five
topics below:
1.     
Find
5 leading startups in the UK specialising in fintech, healthcare, or
applications of Artificial Intelligence(AI) and write a short description of
their main innovations.
2.     
Summarise
3 research articles, with at least 200 citations, that confirm global
warming.
3.     
List
5 alternatives to fossil fuels, briefly describe each, and state their shares
in the UK’s energy consumption.
4.     
Find
3 research areas in an engineering field of your choice and briefly describe
each.
5.     
Describe
Google’s business model.
This criterion is about reflection and the need to carefully
consider, measure and express the value (or not) of other people’s work as a
source of information. You need to identify both computer-based (eg
inter/intranet, CD ROM-based information) and non-computer-based (eg books,
technical reports, institute and trade journals, data sheets) information
sources.
 
Task 2, part A
To achieve this merit criterion, you are required to evaluate an ICT software package and its
tools for the preparation and presentation of information. You need to
take time to reflect on your work and
consider the use of software tools available (for example good/consistent
use of font size/ colour, alignment of text, positioning on the page, use of
automated labels, legends and titles for graphs).
Examples of software packages are: word processing; drawing, data handling and
processing eg database, spread sheet, presentation package, simulation
package and communication eg email, fax.
 
 
 
Task 2, part B
 
You are required to evaluate your use of an ICT
presentation method (This could be the ICT method that you used to
present information in your P7) and identify an alternative approach.
This criterion is about the method of presentation and not the method of
communication. This task has a direct link with related pass (P7) and merit
(M3) criteria.
You should consider the overall approach taken.
For example, could a word-processed technical report have been presented
using a computer-based presentation package, such as PowerPoint, including
automated routines and animated graphics or video clips?
Microsoft
Excel vs Microsoft Word
Aside from Microsoft Windows, you would probably need to have another
software suite from Microsoft called Microsoft Office. In it, the two most
commonly used applications are Word and Excel.
Word is word processing application that is
used to write documents like letters or essays where text formatting is very
essential to provide a printable document that can be read very easily.
Excel, on the other hand, is a spreadsheet application where you can input
data in tables in the pattern you choose. From the table, you can deduce or
calculate how the information is related to each other and you can even
create graphs to visually represent the said relationship.
Both
applications can create printable documents and it is therefore possible to
use one to simulate the function of the other to some extent. You can insert
tables in a Word document or write whole paragraphs inside a single Excel
cell. But each application has strengths that makes them well suited to the
tasks they perform. The font, paragraph, and page formatting options of Word
makes it easy to create documents that are free flowing and conversational,
which is quite difficult in Excel. A feature of Excel that a lot of users
find to be very convenient is its ability to analyze and compute formulas and
conditional statements. This capability allows users to create pre formatted
documents that only need certain data and derives the rest. This can be as simple
as the sum of all the entered data, taking their average, to even more
complex equations. You would not find this type of capability within Word.
Even
though both applications serve a different purpose, it is often common to see
people who use them in tandem to create their paperwork. Depending on the
circumstance, you might need to write a letter, a table, or maybe a year end
report that contains a combination of both.

Read more: Difference Between Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word |
Difference Between http://www.differencebetween.net/object/difference-between-microsoft-excel-and-microsoft-word/#ixzz53yTWbfGU
 
 

Evidence checklist

Task 1A: Description
in report format

 

Task 1B: Report with PDS document, Presentation

 

Task 1C: Description
in report format

 

Task 2A: Description
in report format

 

Task 2B: Written evaluation, report

 

Sources
of information
 
 
1.    Engineering Level3
– Pearson Education
 
2.   
Dieter G and Schmidt L – Engineering Design (McGraw-Hill,
2008) ISBN 0071263411
3.   
Simmons C, Maguire D and Phelps N – Manual
of Engineering Drawing (Butterworth-Heinemann, 2009) ISBN 0750689854
4.    Tooley M
and Dingle L – BTEC National Engineering (Newnes,
2002) ISBN 0750651660
 

 

 

ASSESSMENT
RECORD SHEET

Programme

BTEC Level 3 Extended
Diploma in Engineering

Learner
name

 

Assignment
title

Assignment 2: Finding and using information and the
use of ICT in engineering

Assessor
name

M. Mamouei

Unit no.
& title

Unit 2:
Communications for Engineering Technicians

Targeted
assessment criteria

P6-7, M2-M3, D2

Issue
date

4th
December 2017

Submission
deadline

15th
December 2017

First submission / resubmission?*

 

Date
submitted

 

Resubmission
authorisation
by Lead Internal Verifier*

 

Date

 

* All
resubmissions must be authorised by the Lead
Internal Verifier. Only one
resubmission is possible per assignment, providing:
·         
The learner has
met initial deadlines set in the assignment, or has met an agreed deadline
extension.
·         
The tutor
considers that the learner will be able to provide improved evidence without
further guidance.
·        
Evidence
submitted for assessment has been authenticated and accompanied by a signed
and dated declaration of authenticity by the learner.
**Any resubmission evidence must be submitted within 10 working
days of receipt of results of assessment.
 
 
 
 

Targeted criteria

Criteria achieved?
(Yes / No)

Assessment
comments

P6

 

 

P7

 

 

M2

 

 

M3

 

 

D2

 

 

General
comments

 

Assessor declaration

I
certify that the evidence submitted for this assignment is the learner’s own.
The learner has clearly referenced any sources used in the work. I understand
that false declaration is a form of malpractice.

Assessor
signature

 

Date

 

Learner
comments

 

Learner signature

 

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