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MM4MPR MEng Individual Project
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  16/17

Total Credits: 40

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  Students studying for a Masters degree in mechanical engineering, who are in their final year. This is a compulsory module for these students only.  Available to JYA/Erasmus students.

Taught Semesters:

SemesterAssessment
Full Year Assessed by end of Spring Semester 

Prerequisites: A good grounding in relevant aspects of engineering at undergraduate level.

MnemTitle
MM3MN2 Management Studies 2 
MM4GDM Group Design and Make 

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  The project aims to give experience in the practice of engineering at a professional level. It involves the planning, execution and reporting of a programme of work which will normally involve a mixture of experimental, theoretical and computational work together with a review of relevant previous work in the field. The detailed content is a matter for discussion between the student and his/her supervisor. Module Web Links:
   
  • Moodle
  • Method and Frequency of Class:

    ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
    Workshop 4 weeks1 per week2 hours
    Tutorial 0 weeks1 per week3 hours

    Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

    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 50% of the student's effort will take place during the Spring Semester.

    Method of Assessment: 

    Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
    Coursework 1 50 8 page camera-ready conference paper or 600 word design report 
    Oral 10 oral presentation 
    Coursework 2 20 progress report 
    Coursework 3 10 Continuous assessment of the student autumn 
    Coursework 4 10 Continuous assessment of the student spring 

    Convenor: 
    Dr D Hann

    Education Aims:  The project aims to give experience in the practice of engineering at a professional level. It involves the planning, execution and reporting of a programme of work which will normally involve a mixture of experimental, theoretical and computational work together with a review of relevant previous work in the field. The detailed content is a matter for discussion between the student and his/her supervisor.

    Learning Outcomes:  On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

  • LO1 Extract and synthesise pertinent data and information from identified technical literature and other information sources.
  • LO2 Demonstrate the ability to plan and execute a successful individual research project within time and budgetary constraints.
  • LO3 Communicate the outcome of the research in a publishable format and via an oral presentation.
  • LO4 Use and develop appropriate tools and methodologies such as CFD, FEA, Matlab, and/or experimental techniques, depending on the scope and subject area of the individual project.
  • Offering School:  Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering


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