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Engineering Education

As a result of their partnership Loyola College Society and Icam have come up with a unique teaching process. The core philosophy of Loyola and Icam is to facilitate conducive atmosphere in which men and women form themselves into COMPETENT, CREATIVE, COMMITTED, and COMPASSIONATE professionals. These four C’s form our commonness. This is the unity we forge by coming together to offer a collective enterprise contributing to the formation of engineers who would promote growth in individuals and in society. We form people. We do not merely inform or impart theories to our students. We help them shape their character. Conventionally, many educational institutions feed the mind with theories. Often, the students face challenges in practice. They remain theoretical, not practical. But LICET students are different. For we view education as an effort to form the self for a purposeful life. That purposefulness makes our students contribute to the growth of society. They will participate in every area that needs innovative ideas as well as action to solve problems and engineer growth. The formation we give is a process, not a single act. When they leave our campuses, they will not be just engineers, who have learnt some skills. But our engineers will be the ones who will be able, capable, and employable. They will generate life around by engaging in creative activities.The LICET academic framework is based on 4 pillars, namely: Science & Technology (A.U. syllabus); Engineering Education, Holistic Formation and International programs for which specific syllabus have been designed

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

Engineering Education is one of the four ‘pillars’ of LICET’s education program, along with Academic formation, Holistic formation and International Exposure. Engineering Education aims to stimulate students’ high interest in learning by giving them a clear vision of what is Engineering. Engineering Education allows students to get strong professional competencies to be quickly integrated and operational in their future company.

Engineering Education program will increase students’ capability to reach a higher level of learning by

  • Motivating them through technical projects completion
  • Making students be comfortable to work in a team
  • Making students be ready to manage from scratch a future project
  • Making them discover or deepen their individual talents
  • Helping them to find the field of expertise they would like to work in

Engineering Education is a consistent, cross departmental initiative. It is designed to give a multicultural background in sciences fields as well as developing engineering curiosity. Engineering education accounts for 16 credits in addition to the 180 Anna University regular credits. Learning will be rewarded through a professional diploma endorsed by LICET’s industrial partners and delivered by LICET at the end of the 4th year, along with A.U. degree. This initiative will be undertaken by the collaboration between LICET and its industrial partners.

The Engineering Education program is designed to prepare the graduates having attitude and knowledge to :

  • Being professionally operational when graduated
  • Have a successful professional integration
Program Outcomes (POS)

After completing the Engineering Education Program, students will acquire the ability to:

  • Apply project based learning
  • Work effectively in a team
  • Demonstrate curiosity and self learning
  • Be professionally ready to face the industrial reality
  • Integrate themselves easily in the company

The expected Program Outcomes are:

  • Being able to structure and analyse a problem
  • Knowing the foundation on project management
  • Working in a team
  • Understanding the company / industry environment and having a first company experience through internship
  • Getting practical knowledge on specific technologies related to department field through workshop and guest lectures given by companies
  • Getting aptitude skills for placement: reasoning; resume writing; interview preparation
  • Getting communication skills to develop an effective communication and leadership : presentations
Mapping of POs/PSO

Contribution
1: Reasonable
2: Strong

PEO-A PEO-B
PO Being professionally operational when graduated Have a successful professional integration
1. Structure a Problem 2 1
2. Project management 2 1
3. Team Work 2 1
4. Company Exposure 1 2
5. Practicals 2 1
6. Company Training 1 2
7. Communication Skills 1 2
Overview – Teaching Process

The teaching process is based on 4 domains :
Project Management

  • Discover technical systems functioning
  • Get a hands-on experience
  • Work in a team
  • Understand and meet client specifications
  • Create something innovative from the Need Analysis to Prototype
  • Structure a problem
  • Use effectively Project management tools throughout the project

Company Exposure

  • Discover industry world reality :
    • Variety of industrial fields
    • Variety of departments and jobs inside a company
    • Trendy innovative technology used in industries
  • Internships: experiencing company world. Understand how to work in a real company environment, being responsible of measurable results.
  • Practical
      • Through guest lectures and workshop : get opportunity to understand how theory knowledge is applied in industry.
  • Aptitude and Communication
    • Be able do to professional presentations in english about technical subjects and use adapted tools
    • Verbal and nonverbal, efficient communication
    • Group communication skills : group discussion, public speaking, leadership, team management
    • Interview preparation
    • Resume writing
    • How to look for a job
The following table shows the pedagogic objectives and attached courses for Engineering Education :
DOMAIN COURSE NAME PEDAGOGIC OBJECTIVES TOTAL PERIODS
Project Bridge Course Get along together, create something from scratch, respect duration and specifications 0
Project System Discovery Work in team, understand value analysis, get hands on experience, synthesize using simple diagrams, explain with technical words 6
Project System Analysis Work in team, Understand the functioning, create or replicate a working device. 18
Project Mini-Project Technical project to integrate knowledge from different classes.Project in small group.Organize and respect specifications.Use project management tools.
Presentation skills, oral and PPT Finish product
30
Project Final Project Technical project to integrate all knowledge project in small group Use PM tools to meet specs from real customer experience real industry context write a report defend oral presentation 180
Company Industry Company Visit Prepare visit : questions to ask, do research on company, discover actively during visit, debrief and report 4
Company Industry Observation In Plant Training 0
Company Industry Workplacement 1 month worker experience 140
Company Industry Engineering Internship 6 month engineer experience 840
Practical Knowledge Guest Lectures 4
Practical Knowledge Workshop 0
Aptitude & Skills Placement Training Training on Company’s Placement Tests Interview training Assessment from external 26
Aptitude & Skills Write a report, write a resume, make oral presentation, how to look for an internship 0

Contact

Nicolas JUHEL

Dean of Engineering Education

Icam Representative

nicolas.juhel@licet.ac.in