Module Title:   Advanced MEng Project

Module Credit:   30

Module Code:   ENG4010J

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 7

Module Type:   Project 10+20

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Business and Management (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr JC Boot

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   ENG3042J

Corequisite(s):   None

To enable the students to further develop their research and problem-solving skills to a high level by advanced work on a research project of their own design; to allow the students to further develop the skills of writing a formal, academic dissertation.

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. Supplementary assessment is to repair deficiency in original submission.

Lectures:   0.00          Directed Study:   200.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   0.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   100.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   300.00

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

to make a contribution to knowledge of a specific field of engineering (the exact nature of which depends on the project);

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

employ current scientific understanding of a subject to solve a substantial research problem; and be able to write a formal, academic dissertation reporting the results of an advanced scientific investigation.

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

enhance your skills in data presentation; data interpretation; IT skills; systematic problem solving; creative problem solving; communication; life long learning; personal management.

  Dissertation or Project Report   80%
  Dissertation of approx 70 pages in length
  Presentation   20%
  Poster Presentation of about 20 minutes

Outline Syllabus:
This project is a continuation of the Stage 3 Project. In particular, it comprises the implementation of the plan of further work identified as a consequence of the Project in Stage 3. In this way the current work is student rather than staff centred. Students will have liaised with Technical Support Staff to ensure that all facilities are available for an immediate start on the research work. The work requires students to show a very high degree of initiative and independence.

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