This module builds upon the technical content of the other first year modules and develops skills needed for the professional application of Mechanical Engineering. The ability to solve new challenges through innovation and through application of scientific methods and technical analysis is the heart of Mechanical Engineering. Future Mechanical Engineers will face enormously important and diverse challenges that are difficult to anticipate, and will need to be able to develop their skillset throughout their career. The first part of this module introduces the professional context of Mechanical Engineering and starts the individual process of identifying and developing relevant skills through reflective practice. The second part of this module develops skills concerning the application of engineering analysis to practical mechanical systems. In particular, the ability to frame engineering problems so that relatively simple analysis, practical insight and intuition can be used to generate innovative solutions is developed through a serious of case studies.