- The design and progression of IC learning activities for your academic programme is a joint effort of your hosting department and IC to complement your study at the best and feasible way.
- Depending on the programme you are undertaking, the learning activities and schedule will vary. Students can access to their IC learning activities and schedules according to their intake cohort.
Hands-on Learning Experience
Hands-on learning offers a stimulating and inspirational educational experience for students. It ties theory and exciting hands-on experimenting activities which enables students to learn and explore engineering knowledge. Through different hands-on learning activities, students’ professional knowledge, capability, thinking, all-round development, industrial and social perspective as well as creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship are further reinforced and enhanced.
IC’s hands-on learning is more than just a practical experience. The activities are delivered in a well-planned and systematic approach with special emphasis on the technologies, skills and knowledge that are highly relevant to students’ discipline. Students will go through different hands-on learning activities designed to enhance their understanding on different technologies, skills and knowledge. Activities are delivered in technology-based, project-based or even integration-based mode. Implicit in the activities are aspects of industrial design; software applications; types and uses of engineering materials; engineering processes, machine and hand tools; instruments and test equipment; safety and health matters, engineering project planning and management. In project-based and integration-based learning activities, generic and all-round qualities such as team work, communication skills, interpersonal skills, leadership, professional ethics, attitude, etc. are also emphasized as part of the learning outcomes.
Most importantly, the involvement of students in planning, designing, building, testing, modifying and manufacturing things turns out to be an extraordinary and exciting experience to them. Students are amazed and excited at what they are capable to create from engineering and science theories.
The assessment of hands-on learning activities is different from traditional lecture and tutorial. Some qualities and essences are more emphasized in these activities to reflect their uniqueness. Although IC’s hands-on learning activities are delivered and assessed uniquely, they are planned, designed and delivered in meeting the departmental and programme learning outcomes as well as the University strategic objectives and goals.