Your work should be as two separate PDF files. The first is to contain the work for Q1 and Q2, the second for Q3.
The time in brackets is an indication of the time you should expect to spend on each section.
Q1. Structuring a report (30 minutes)
Imagine that you area final year engineering student of a three year degree course and have been appointed as a course representative. There has been a meeting to
receive comments on the course as a whole and you have been asked to write a report on the meeting. The comments are listed below in note form in random order, coded a
Create the most suitable structure for the report. Write down numbered headings & subheadings and the code letters (a, b etc.) of the comments you would place in each
section adding any other elements you consider appropriate.
a) course generally well organised and what students expected
b) 2nd year course design competition enjoyable –
c) 1st year mathematics starts too quickly
d) Lecture room D too cold in winter and hard to see the board
e) Lecturers approachable for personal advice
f) computing floor overcrowded
g) paper for printers in computing room always running out
h) not enough feedback on 2nd year health and safety reports
i) generally subjects are practical and relevant
j) lecturers generally seem up to dare in their field
k) computing floor – need more basic guides for packages
l) should be more industrial visits
m) laboratories well equipped
n) students should have access to the library in the evening
o) librarians helpful
p) library: should have longer opening hours at the weekend
q) hard to contact lecturers during the Christmas vacation
r) too much course work just before exams in first year
s) not enough vegetarian food in the canteen
t) final year: need classes on report writing process
u) new coffee machine better than the old one
Q2. Summarise in 100 words or fewer the following (1.5 hours)
The word “engineer” can be traced to the Latin ingenium meaning cleverness, or natural ability. The main business of the engineer is to be ingenious: to come up with
good ideas and to implement them in a practical sense. No engineer can work in total isolation; there is no point in being a good engineer if you are unable to express
your ideas to others. Poor communication will lead to ambiguity, mistakes and possible disaster. At the very least it gives a very poor impression of the engineer
themselves, and if unable to express themselves clearly will result in a person who is not trusted in their occupation. The quality of an engineer, their benefit to
society of projects and the reputation of the profession all depend on ability to communicate-well.
In spite of this there is a feeling that graduate engineers are notoriously poor at communicating. There are consistent indications from industry that the
communication abilities of graduates give rise to serious disappointment. While there is a debate over the amount of non technical courses that should be given to
undergraduate engineering students, there is a consensus over the importance of communication. The common view is that while universities are not to blame for falling
standards, they can play a role in reversing the trend.
English, unlike mathematics is not fixed on absolute rules. Like engineering, good writing requires judgment, and good judgment requires confidence. Engineers should
not fear communication, rather they should realise they both have a lot in common: they both require application of knowledge to achieve results, and both call for
imagination and pragmatism.
When writing there is one elementary rule for the engineer or student to follow: be clear. When engineers do write or speak they should have something specific
(factual and precise) to say. It should be possible what is being said from how it is being said. If the engineer is unsure what they are saying, they should stop and
work it out first. When they are sure they must know how to communicate it clearly: then the receiver will understand without Loss of perception
Another characteristic of communication by engineers is that words are not the only medium at their disposal. Numbers, diagrams, tables, equations, graphs and drawings
can all enhance communication. Use words only where they are needed.
Q3. Review Paper (10 hours)
You are required to write a review paper based on an area of your tutors’s research (they will provide this to you).
Your work must use the template provided on moodle – no other format is acceptable; the style of the writing is to be that which a quality journal would expect to
The report should be a single side of A4 (references only may be moved to a second page if additional space is required for the text). The final report should be
uploaded to moodle as a PDF document (no other submission format will be accepted).
Remember that you can use the ‘TurnitIn’ function in moodle to check your work (in terms of citations etc.). Please also use time in tutorials to ask your tutor for
advice on structure, writing style, referencing etc.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARING AND TRANSFERRING PAPERS TO AHT 2014
A.B. Author*, C.D. Author †
*Affiliation, Country and contact details
Keywords: Maximum 5 keywords placed before the abstract.
This is where the abstract should be placed. It should consist of one paragraph and a concise summary of the material discussed in the article below. It is preferable
not to use footnotes in the abstract or the title. The acknowledgement for funding organisations etc. is placed in a separate section at the end of the text. We wish
you success with the preparation of your manuscript.
The Proceedings produced for AHT 2014 will contain all the papers accepted for the conference, which have been received by the organiser no later than 16 July 2014.
Papers received after that date will not be considered for publication.
Successful authors will be asked to submit a final camera ready paper for publication by 16 July 2014. Authors are asked to prepare and submit electronic versions of
their full papers according to the instructions below.
2 Manuscript preparation
Full papers must be typed in English. This instruction page is an example of the format and font sizes to be used.
It follows detailed instructions valid for any computer. The title of the paper is typed in CAPITAL LETTERS (boldface 18pt) and centred on the page. The author’s name
is typed in capital and lower case bold letters and centred on the page. Directly under the author’s name in capital and lower case letters and also centred is the
author’s affiliation, address, plus e-mail address of (at least) the corresponding author. Manuscripts must be typed single spaced using 10 point characters. Only
Times, Times Roman, Times New Roman and Symbol fonts are accepted. The text must fall within a frame of 18 cm x 24 cm centred on an A4 page (21 cm x 29.7 cm).
Paragraphs are separated by 6 points and with no indentation. The text of the full papers is written in two columns and justified. Each column has a width of 8.8 cm
and the columns are separated by a margin of 0.4 cm. Your paper must be no more than 4 pages in length and no less than 3. Do not number the pages. The final format
in which the papers will appear in the Proceedings will be a PDF file. Authors are requested to send a PDF file of their final paper to be included directly in the
Proceedings. Do not lock your PDF file – this may result in your paper not being published.
2.1 Figures and tables
Figures and tables should be centred in the column, numbered consecutively throughout the text, and each should have a caption underneath it (see for example Table 1).
Care should be taken that the lettering is not too small. All figures and tables should be included in the electronic versions of the full paper.
Table 1: This is an example of a table caption.
Equations should be typed within the text, centred, and should be numbered consecutively throughout the text. They should be referred to in the text as Equation (n).
Their numbers should be typed in parentheses, flush right, as in the following example.
PA + A’P – PBR-1B’P + Q = 0. (1)
3 Generating a PDF file
The PDF format will be the final format under which the papers will appear in the Proceedings. Therefore you are advised to submit your paper as PDF document.
4 Electronic submission of the full paper
The submission process for AHT 2012 should be done by registering with the online paper submission site.
A PDF version of your final paper is required. It should be expected that after your submission, your final paper will be published directly from the file you send
without any further proof-reading. Therefore, it is advisable for the authors to print a hard copy of their final version and read it carefully. Please bear in mind
that the proceedings are printed in black and white so take special note of any colours you have used in diagrams.
The acknowledgement for funding organisations etc. should be placed in a separate section at the end of the text.
Thank you for your cooperation in complying with these instructions.
 A. B. Author, C. D. Author. “Title of the article”, The Journal, volume, pp. 110-120, (2000).
The list of references should be ordered alphabetically according to the first author surname. All references should be cited in the text, and using square brackets
such as  and [2,3].
This coursework submission consists of three parts
• Précising a piece of text
• Arranging a series of points into a logical structure
• Writing a review paper in the style of an academic journal based on the research undertaken by your personal tutor
Specifics of the report (Electromagnetic Compatibility)
You are required to produce a short report on your tutor’s research (or an area related to this). This exercise combines this and also gives you experience of working
with the type of formatting restrictions that are used when submitting research publications.
For the report you are required to produce a ONE page single side A4 report using the template provided (in a separate link). Your work is to be submitted
electronically through moodle as a PDF (you can save from word as PDF). The report MUST include the following
• Title ……………………………………………. (Electromagnetic Compatibility)
• Name & Student ID number……………………. (Mohamed Saleh Alharthy-4235177)
• Key Words
• You MUST use the template provided – no other format is accetable
• If you require extra space for your report references only may be on a second page
• You are allowed ONE image which must fit in a single column and can not be more than 4.5cm in height.
• You should follow the guidance in the template on how to prepare material (location of figures, tables etc.)
Submission of the work
In addition to the PDF version of your report you need to also upload a second PDF file which contains the work for the first two exercises.
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please follow the instructions and the template.
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