• Carry out a piece of work in groups using a project-based approach (10 project teams with 12-13 students, each team member has a specific role to play within the project, use of project management tools...)
• Carry out an integrated, cross-sectional analysis in "industrial engineering" according to the following five approaches: Market approach, Product approach, Manufacturing Process approach, Production Management approach, Supply Chain approach.
• From October to November: students organise themselves into 10 project teams and decide on the individual role of each team member. Students put forward a list of potential products and target companies to be contacted in the context of the particular project.
• From November to the end of March: descriptive, explanatory and prospective analysis of an existing product, chosen by the project teams and validated by the teaching staff. This analysis must include the five approaches, be based on bibliographic research as well as include interviews with professionals. A report must be written on this analysis.
• From April to May: after analysing the product, suggestions are to be made on how to improve the product. This piece of work will be presented orally in front of a panel of industrialists/business professionals and teaching staff.
• Tutorials (23hours). Instructions are given before each tutorial specifying the work to be carried out.
Two types of tutorials take place depending on the stage of the projects:
• Tutorial on 'the project' supervised by 2 tutors (staff members):
-Each project team chooses a project manager and a person responsible for managing data and documents.
-6 tutorials where students can talk with teachers about any difficulties encountered, the work carried out for the project and the progress of the project.
-2 tutorials to prepare for the oral presentation.
• Tutorial on 'approaches' supervised by 1 tutor (staff member):
-within each project team, students organise themselves into 5 "approach" groups and choose one person responsible for each approach.
-4 tutorials for sharing knowledge, providing information, helping out with methodology, providing assistance in developing an interview guide to follow when meeting industrialists in companies.
• 30 hours are also programmed in the timetable for general work on the project and visits to companies.
Evaluation from 1st exam period = the final project mark for each student is calculated on the following marks :
E1 = analysis approach based on documentary research (staff members)
E2 = oral presentation assessed by the panel (staff members and professionals)
Tutors will give students oral and written feedback about analysis approach and project reports. Feedback concerning the oral presentation will be given by the chairman of the panel.
No 2nd exam period except on jury decision
N1 = Final mark from 1st exam period
N2 = Final mark from 2nd exam period
N1 = 0,5*E1 + 0,5*E2
N2 = N1
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Course ID : 3GMC0515
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Date of update June 5, 2015