Module Title:   Advanced Research Project

Module Credit:   30

Module Code:   ENG4106V

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 7

Module Type:   Project 20+10

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Materials and Medical (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Prof IM Mujtaba, Prof H Benkreira

Additional Tutor(s):   Prof PJ Bailes, Dr R Patel, Dr F Mahieddine

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To enable students to develop their problem-solving skills by working on a medium size project in a research environment in the university. To allow the students to develop skill of writing a formal, academic dissertation and a conference paper.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Industrial project work

Lectures:   0.00          Directed Study:   24.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   0.00          Other:   276.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   300.00

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

have deeper knowledge of a specific field of chemical/petroleum/pharmaceutical engineering

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

employ the scientific and engineering methods/tools to solve a medium size research problem

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

write a formal, academic dissertation and a conference paper reporting the results of a scientific investigation; and be able to co-operate with technicians and professional staff while undertaking a scientific and engineering investigation.

  Dissertation or Project Report   60%
  6000 words dissertation
  Coursework   20%
  2000 words conference paper
  Coursework   5%
  The preparation of a work plan and diary
  Examination - oral/viva voce   15%
  45 minutes viva-voce examination with powerpoint presentation

Outline Syllabus:
A single project work will be undertaken over a five-month period in a research laboratory in the university. The project will require the students to use scientific methods, computer modelling, or design, literature and theoretical work. The student will receive a tutorial from the project supervisor. The dissertation and the conference paper should demonstrate that the students has employed scientific methods while undertaking the project work, and should also report on the new discipline specific knowledge gained by the student. Supporting self study material will be provided to prepare the student for writing the dissertation. A conference paper template will also be provided for writing the conference paper.

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