Total Credits: 30
Level: Level 3
Target Students: BEng students studying Mechanical Engineering, Design Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and BSc students studying Biomedical Materials Science in the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering.
|Full Year||Assessed by end of Spring Semester|
Prerequisites: A good grounding in relevant aspects of the students course of study taught in the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering.
Summary of Content: The project aims to give experience in the practice of engineering and scientific approaches at a professional level. It involves the planning, execution and reporting of a programme of work which will normally involve a mixture of experimental, and/or theoretical and and/or computational work together with a detailed review of relevant previous work in the field. The detailed content and project balance relating to the experimental/theoretical/computational work is a matter for discussion between the student and his/her supervisor, factoring in the students course.
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Method and Frequency of Class:
Specific Activities are not listed
Further Activity Details:
The project starts at the beginning of the Autumn Semester and the final report must be submitted by the end of week~9 of the Spring Semester. There will be regular contact with the supervisor. It is expected that 67% of the student's effort will take place during the Spring Semester.
Method of Assessment:
|Coursework 1||70||10000 word report|
|Oral||10||oral presentation - 15mins duration|
|Coursework 2||10||progress report - max 1500 words|
|Coursework 3||10||Continuous assessment of the student|
Dr R Cobb
( Note: The detailed content and project balance relating to the experimental/theoretical/computational work is a matter for discussion between the student and his/her supervisor, factoring in the students course).
Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
LO1 – Demonstrate the ability to execute a successful individual technical project within time and budgetary constraints.
LO2 – Manage a research or industrially linked project to conclusion in the context of the scope and subject area of the project.
LO3 – Identify and critically evaluate sources of information to comprehensively understand the area of study
LO4 – Use appropriate tools and methodologies depending on the scope and subject area of the individual project (such as CFD, FEA, Matlab, Design and/or experimental techniques etc).
LO5 – Communicate the outcome of the research in a technical report and via an oral presentation.
Offering School: Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
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