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Unit information: Technical Project in 2020/21

Unit name Technical Project
Unit code EMAT30009
Credit points 30
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Dr. Homer
Open unit status Not open

Successful completion of stage 2 of any Engineering Mathematics degree programme.



School/department Department of Engineering Mathematics
Faculty Faculty of Engineering


Description: In the final year, every BEng student has the opportunity to undertake a major individual project. In the final year project you will be able to practice skills taught during the rest of the degree course. However, the project will be more creative than your previous taught courses. It will promote research skills which may be important in your future career. Projects are have supervision across Departments in the Faculty and may include a contribution from industry. While there is supervision by a tutor throughout, the project is largely self-motivated and will often require you to take the initiative.

Aim: Formally the aim of the project is to develop research methodology, analytical and presentational skills.

Intended learning outcomes

On conclusion of the project students should:

1) have reinforced their mathematics and/or computational skills through applying them in a realistic context
2) become more self-reliant, well organised and self-motivated
3) have acquired or practised communication skills, targeted at both specialists and non-specialists
4) have learned how to structure a substantial report

Teaching details

Teaching will be delivered though regular supervision meetings involving discussion of progress, technical advice, and guidance. These will be supplemented by a combination of synchronous and asynchronous sessions, supported by live online sessions, to provide the key organisational and practical skills required for the project.

Assessment Details

3 x Summative Assessments:

  1. 10% interim report (all learning objectives)
  2. 80% final written report and viva (all learning objectives)
  3. 10% poster (learning objective 3)

Reading and References

Depends on project chosen.