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ME50316: Project phase 1

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 12
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:
  • Literature Review (CW 80%)
  • Seminar (CW 20%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: ME50316 Re-assessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions 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.

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

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 Mechanical Engineering
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.