Module Title:   Research Seminar Series

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG4019M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 7

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   PI - Engineering: Telecomms, Electromagnetics etc (MDIS) (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Prof RE Sheriff

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

1. To equip the student with state-of-the-art, up-to-date information that could form the basis for future research and development programmes.
2. To expose the student to the process of the stages involved in the preparation and presentation of a research paper.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
This module will comprise a series of regular, hour-long seminars, presented by invited leading experts from industry and academia, with the aims of broadening understanding outside of the normal realms of study and to highlight good practice. The ability to perform research into a chosen topic and to assimilate and articulate the results will be assessed through the submission of two items of coursework comprising an abstract and full paper. The ability to present to an audience of peers will be assessed through a 15-minute presentation in a workshop environment.

Supplementary assessment will repair deficiencies in original.

Lectures:   0.00          Directed Study:   85.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   15.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   100.00

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

1.1 Demonstrate a critical understanding of the latest state-of-the-art concepts in your chosen topic of study;
1.2 Demonstrate a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in the discipline

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

2.1 Produce a technical, research-oriented paper based on knowledge gained through the seminar series and through research into the subject.
2.2 Give a technical presentation based on the technical achievements

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

3.1 Assimilate and interpret information;
3.2 Present and communicate information to an informed audience in written an oral formats;
3.3 Use IT word processing and presentation tools.
3.4 Demonstrate an independent learning ability required for continuing professional development.

  Coursework   100%
  Portfolio of evidence comprising 3000 word equiv academic paper, 200 word abstract and 15 minute presentation

Outline Syllabus:
1. The seminar series will provide state-of-the-art presentations that go beyond what is normally delivered in taught modules.2. The workshop event will provide the opportunity to produce an academic paper in a relevant subject and to present the results in a workshop environment. Here, the emphasis shall be on demonstrating an understanding of the processes involved in preparing and subsequently presenting a technical paper. This will involve research using library and web facilities

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