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MM3BPR Individual Project
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  16/17

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.

Taught Semesters:

SemesterAssessment
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.

Corequisites:  None.

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. Module Web Links:
   
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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: 

    Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
    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 

    Convenor: 
    Dr R Cobb

    Education Aims:  

  • Deliver a detailed project involving engineering and scientific approaches at a professional level.
  • Develop skills in the planning, execution and reporting of a programme of work.
  • To perform cutting edge experimental, and/or theoretical and and/or computational work
  • Deliver a detailed review of relevant previous work in the field.

    ( 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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