KB6017 - Professional Practice and Preparation for MPR

What will I learn on this module?

You will learn the requirements for the End-Point Assessment (EPA) of your Apprenticeship and for the Member Professional Review (MPR) with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). This will include a thorough revision of, and reflection on your achievement of the knowledge, skills and behaviours set out in the Civil Engineer (Degree) Apprenticeship standard and the attributes of an incorporated engineer as set out by the Engineering Council UK and the ICE. You will learn the documentation requirements and the format of the EPA/MPR interview and exams. You will have the opportunity to prepare documents, including a report, your CV and your Continuing Professional Development record, and to receive feedback on them before they are submitted for EPA/MPR. You will also have the opportunity to practice appropriate interview techniques and exam questions on Management, Health and Safety and Sustainability and Environment. As a background to this, you will be encouraged to reflect on issues such as safety, professional ethics and integrity and on sustainability, client liaison and on the management of the civil engineering design process.

How will I learn on this module?

Most of your learning on this degree apprenticeship module will be in your workplace. Your involvement in civil engineering tasks will enable you to put into context the theoretical material that you will study at University, thereby cementing your understanding. You will do this in conjunction with your workplace mentor/Supervising Civil Engineer, appropriate members of your team, and with the assistance of your University workplace coach.
This module is specifically workplace-based, and draws together all your learning from all levels of your apprenticeship. You will learn by studying a short series of online presentations covering the requirements of the EPA/MPR and the attributes of a professional engineer, and by personal reflection on your learning so far. You will be supported by your industrial mentor/Supervising Civil Engineer who will discuss these matters with you and clarify your thinking. As this process continues, you will prepare and submit draft documentation in line with EPA/MPR requirements. You will receive feedback on this allowing you to edit it before final submission. You will also be given the opportunity to practice relevant interview techniques and exam questions based on those likely to be set in your EPA/MPR.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

During your normal working day, your industrial mentor/Supervising Civil Engineer will support your learning through the allocation of appropriate work tasks relevant to the theoretical content of the module, allowing you to contextualise and cement your knowledge. The University will monitor this educational process. You will be supported by regular 1:1 meetings with your industrial mentor/Supervising Civil Engineer who will discuss these matters with you and clarify your thinking.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:

MLO1: Communicate the Institution of Civil Engineers Code of Professional Conduct or the equivalent of another UK or international professional engineering institution.

MLO2: Explain the requirement for civil engineering to promote sustainable development.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:

MLO3: Evaluate your own and other team members’ performance in delivering a programme of work.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):

MLO4: Demonstrate confidence and flexibility in dealing with new and changing interpersonal situations.

MLO5: Demonstrate awareness of the limitations of your own competence.

How will I be assessed?

Summative assessment will be by coursework. It will be worth 100% of the module marks and will cover all the module learning outcomes. The coursework will require you to prepare a report in the form set out in the Civil Engineer (Degree) Apprenticeship Assessment Plan..

Your report will be submitted and subject to verbal and digital (written) feedback by your industrial mentor/Supervising Civil Engineer and by University academic staff. You will have the opportunity to revise and resubmit it before your EPA/MPR.

Formative assessment will be by verbal or written (digital) support from University academic staff. In line with the workplace approach of a degree apprenticeship, you will be expected to take on-board verbal feedback from your workplace mentor/Supervising Civil Engineer, which is the case generally with employee performance.

Assessment feedback will be mapped between summative assessments from different modules, so that you receive clear guidance on improving work, based on performance in assessments in different modules. This will be made explicit to you via digital pro-forma as well as verbally.

Pre-requisite(s)

Successful completion of Level 5 of the BEng (hons) Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeship

Co-requisite(s)

This module can only be taken as part of Level 6 of the BEng (hons) Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeship

Module abstract

Your apprenticeship culminates with an End-Point Assessment (EPA), combined with a Member Professional Review (MPR) with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), to complete your professional registration. These processes involve reflecting on your whole apprenticeship, identifying how you have met the knowledge, skills and behaviours set out in the Apprenticeship Standard and the attributes of an Incorporated Engineer. This module is designed to enable you to do this, as well as to prepare you for the EPA and MPR by preparing the required documentation, understanding the EPA/MPR requirements and ensuring that all the necessary standards have been met. During this module will receive clear explanations of the knowledge, skills, behaviour and attributes required. You will work with your industrial mentor/Supervising Civil Engineer in your workplace to draw together the required information and set it out in the most suitable manner. You will practice the necessary interview and exam techniques.

Course info

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 5 years Part-Time

Department Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2022 or September 2023

Fee Information

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