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Unit information: Advanced Research Skills in 2019/20

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Unit name Advanced Research Skills
Unit code AENGM0034
Credit points 10
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Dr. Kim
Open unit status Not open




School/department Department of Aerospace Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering


The unit comprises two components: experimental and composite

design exercise. The experimental component is set to develop skills required to plan and conduct

experiments for property identification, use advanced measurement techniques, process experimental

data, verify assumptions, assess impact of manufacturing parameters on composite properties. The

composite product development component of the course will provide with the basic skills required to

design and present a composite component.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of the unit, the students will be able to design and set up experiments for

composite property identification, perform measurements using advanced experimental methods, orally

present a technical subject. The students will also be able to carry out conceptual design and assess

manufacturability of composite products using computer-aided design software.

Teaching details

Methods of teaching include lectures, seminars and practical sessions in the

laboratory and computer classes.

Assessment Details

(a) Presentation on Experimental methods (based on composite sample testing). (50% weighting)

(b) A design case study report for Composites Product Design. (50% weighting)

These assessments examine student abilities to construct arguments, present and defend design choices, summarise the output of the experiments and measurement procedures, present technical subject in an

oral talk, and demonstrate acquired design skills.

Reading and References

Provided in lectures