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Unit information: MSc Project in 2018/19

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Unit name MSc Project
Unit code MENGM0000
Credit points 60
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Academic Year (weeks 1 - 52)
Unit director Dr. Alemzadeh
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

MENGM6041 & MENGM6021

Co-requisites

None

School/department Department of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering

Description

Research projects normally involve an extended investigation into the application of a novel component or technique, and they offer the opportunity for an in-depth study of a specialised subject. Each project is carried out under the supervision of a member of staff. The pre-requisite unit gives importance to the planning of the work programme, the setting and achievement of objectives, the costing of designs where appropriate. This unit emphasises laboratory/ computational/ design skills, the importance of monitoring progress, the presentation and critical analysis of the results of the work.

Aims:

This unit aims to assist students to prepare an extended investigation into the application of a novel component or technique. The unit emphasises laboratory/ computational/ design skills, the importance of monitoring progress, the presentation and critical analysis of the results of the work.

Intended learning outcomes

The project contains a research or investigative element which allows a student to demonstrate individual talent and intellectual ability. It attempts to mirror a research and/or development project of the type that may be encountered upon graduation and as such contains elements of project planning and budgetary control. The project report provides an opportunity for the student to demonstrate report structuring and writing skills.

Teaching details

Through weekly meetings with the tutor and the keeping of a logbook throughout the year.

Assessment Details

Through a Poster Presentation, hand in of a log book & through marking of a final report/Dissertation.

Weightings:

  • Poster presentation: 10%
  • Hand in of a year log book: 5%
  • Final report marked by Supervisor: 15%
  • Final report marked by 2 independent assessors: 70% (35% from each)

Through a dissertation, marked by two examiners and reviewed by the external examiner.

Students will be expected to keep a log book throughout the year, signed at least once each month, by the project supervisor.

Note: Research or work not entered or referred to in the log book will be inadmissible in the final report/Dissertation.

Reading and References

As appropriate to the project area.

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