Module Title:   Project

Module Credit:   30

Module Code:   ENG3301J

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 6

Module Type:   Project 10+20

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Engineering

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr J E Munive Hernandez

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

Aims:
The students will be able to develop initiative, innovation and creative skills through an extended student-centred study in the practice of engineering, technology and management at professional level, involving research, integration, application, evaluation and synthesis of knowledge gained across a range of several subject areas.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Research/experiment/theory and/or analysis/simulation with verification and/or validation explored in formal tutorials with project supervisor. Practical skills, where appropriate, developed in laboratory sessions. Cognitive and personal skills developed in solving and/or design exercises supported by members of academic and technical staff. Oral feedback is given during tutorial sessions with project supervisor. Presentation assessment will examine the application of practical skills to the knowledge base of the module. The formal assessment will examine the wider learning outcomes expressed in the descriptor.

Lectures:   0.00          Directed Study:   238.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   50.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   300.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Demonstrate the application of a sound theoretical approach to solve a carefully defined engineering, technology and/or management research matter using new and advancing technology and methodologies.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Apply complex scientific and engineering/technological/managerial/organisational principles to the solution of a significant open-ended problem.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

a) Enhance your skills in data management; data presentation; scientific method; data interpretation; IT skills; systematic problem solving; creative problem solving; communication; teamwork & leadership; life-long learning; and personal management.
B) Undertake an audit and discuss ethical, sustainability and safety issues; discuss ethical dilemmas in engineering; discuss the wider impact of engineering design decisions; justify an ethical stance; advise on safe, ethical and sustainable practices in production, deployment and disposal

  Coursework   80%
 
  Project Report approximately 70 pages
  Examination - oral/viva voce 0.50 20%
 
  Oral assessment 30 mins

Supplementary Assessment:
As Original

Outline Syllabus:
It is not possible to be prescriptive about the activities that each student should undertake in each semester as this relates to the specific investigation being undertaken. The project may take a variety of forms, and may include:
1. Critical reference to previous work on the project topic, competing theories, processes and methodologies, economic, social and market considerations.
2. Analysis and modelling, which may involve computing.
3. System and organisation design.
4. Implementation/Manufacture.
5. Experimentation, verification and/or other testing and evaluation.
6. Interpretation of results and concluding.
7. Understanding relevant sustainability, ethics, and health & safety issues in engineering projects.
The balance of the elements above will depend on the type of project work undertaken. In particular, students undertaking this module as part of an MEng degree will produce an extended set of `recommendations for further work` which will constitute the specification for their studies in the Advanced MEng Project module (Level 7).
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