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ME50316: Project phase 1

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Individual Presentation (CW 20%)
  • Project Report (CW 80%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
To provide:
* An understanding of the approach to undertaking focussed background research work, and to familiarise students with the methods and techniques used in engineering research and design projects.
* To build up domain knowledge in the area of the project and specific technical aspects of it.
* To develop a thorough understanding of current practice and its limitations.
* To start the appreciation and anticipation of new developments and their implications.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit the student will be able to:
* Acquire, analyse and process data from a variety of sources.
* Analyse research literature and other information as relevant to the chosen research project.
* Produce succinct topic specific research reports, design files, briefing reports.
* Show sound judgement and initiative in the initial stages of undertaking an engineering project.
* Produce a project plan.

Skills:
Multi source data and information analysis, data and information synthesis, problem analysis, written communication; working independently, project scoping and planning.

Content:
Philosophy of the research process. Surveying prior research. Students will undertake project scoping activity, leading up to full time individual project activity during the summer period. Students will be required to demonstrate understanding of the learning outcomes by way of a project scoping report.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

ME50316 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering

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