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GE2301 - Science and Technology: From Past to Future

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Credit Units
3
Course Duration
One Semester
GE Area
Area 3: Science and Technology
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2019/20

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
 
Course Aims

Science and technology is not only an essential part of human civilisation. They are also important for transforming business based on labour-intensive, low value-added activities to knowledge-intensive, high value-added activities. The continued success of business often depends on making creative and effective use of science and technology. Graduates will have many opportunities to work with science and technology establishments in their professional capacities as business executives, public administrators, legal practitioners, mass media professionals, etc. This course will help the students to understand the importance of technology and applied sciences in different aspects of our society from the past to the present through lectures, seminars and industrial visits. This course also intends to help the students to develop an appreciation for scientific inquiry and critical reasoning through group discussions and group projects; these basic skills are useful for students’ career development in different disciplines.

This course aims to help students recognize the profound importance of technology and applied sciences in different aspects of our society from the past to the present and beyond.  By explaining the basic methodologies and techniques of inquiry of scientists and engineering professionals, this integrative course also intends to help students to develop an appreciation for scientific inquiry and basic skills such as critical reasoning.


Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
 
Detailed Course Information

GE2301.pdf

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Department of Mechanical Engineering