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ME50185: Dissertation

[Page last updated: 26 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: 30      [equivalent to 60 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours:
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Dissertation period
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Project Report (CW 60%)
  • Performance (CW 15%)
  • Viva (CW 25%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:

* To enable the student to show creativity and initiative in carrying out a technically demanding open ended investigation;
* To enable the student to synthesise information from a range of sources;
* To enable the student to communicate a major piece of project work effectively;
* To give the student experience of working in a research environment.

Learning Outcomes:
After successfully completing this unit the student will be able to:
* Plan, organise and conduct an engineering research project, setting out and meeting appropriate aims and objectives;
* Present the project work via written reports and oral presentations.

Problem solving, written communication, oral communication, working independently and as part of a team.


* Identification and analysis of relevant research issues;
* Exploration and selection of appropriate methods of investigation;
* Planning and organisation of a programme of research with clearly defined aims and objectives;
* Analysis of research data and formulation of relevant conclusions;
* Communication of research findings using both written and oral means.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

ME50185 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering

ME50185 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Computer Science
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