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Module Title LM Electrical Power Systems with Advanced Research Project
SchoolSchool of Engineering
Department Elec, Elec & Sys Engineering
Module Code 04 28930
Module Lead Professor X P Zhang
Level Masters Level
Credits 120
Semester Full Term
Restrictions 1. Progression to 2nd Year of programme is dependent on students achieving the 60% average, from 120 credits, pass mark set as an internal hurdle. Students unable to achieve this will be transferred to the equivalent 1 year programme.
2. The progression of students will be dependent on the student obtaining all credits at the first attempt in the relevant year of study.
3. Students must confirm their placement registration to the 'Advanced Research' degree variant by the end of June.
Description The individual research project is a major undertaking worth 120 credits. It is an exercise of individual study that involves the development of research and advanced design skills for which a sound understanding of the taught component of the relevant degree programme is an essential pre-requisite.

The dissertation is carried out on a full time basis and aims to provide the candidate with first hand exposure to a real industrial or commercial study; it might involve a literature survey, feasibility study or market research, data collection, analysis, costing and recommending solutions to a particular problem, or perhaps some novel research.

To achieve this aim of there is the opportunity for students to bring their knowledge and skills together and deploy them in theoretical models/algorithms, significant practical solutions based on relevant literature and lab experiments or computer simulations.

The Year 2 research project consists of 5 elements, with individual criteria as shown below.
1. Literature Review (10%) – The purpose of this report is to provide a mechanism for supervisors to provide valuable feedback and suggestions on the project’s aims and objectives and overall research direction.

2. Poster Presentation (5%) – The poster presentation is designed to give you an opportunity to practise the ability to present their work in professional manner and communicate with audience effectively.

3. Academic Paper (up to 8 pages) (20%) – The research project is to provide the opportunity to develop a research paper based on their research project work.

4. Final report (55%) – This assesses the communication of project objectives and context, accuracy and relevant of background material, description of practical work and results, depth and soundness of discussion and conclusions, level of engineering achievement and the quality of the report’s presentation.

5. Performance (10%) – This assess the Independent study ability, project and time management skills. The individual project performance is based on project meetings with supervisors and written logbooks.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Work independently on research with guidance from an academic supervisor
  • Understand the application (to a specific problem) of some of the skills and analysis techniques that have been acquired during the taught part of their programme
  • Produce a paper/journal article that may be suitable for IEEE publication.
  • Be able to provide a critical review of literature, identify a suitable research direction to be able to determine the aims and objectives of the research project.
  • Use the poster presentation practise the ability to present their work in professional manner and communicate with audience effectively.
  • Develop the comprehensive skills of Dissertation in terms of: (a) communicating project objectives and context, accuracy and relevant of background material; (b) describing practical work and results with depth; (c) providing sound discussion and conclusions; (d) showing comprehensive level of engineering achievement; and (e) demonstrating the quality of the report’s presentation.
  • Demonstrate project performance in terms of the Independent study ability, project and time management skills including management of project meetings with supervisors and keeping good record of written logbooks.
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments: Coursework (100% - percentages listed below)
10% Literature Review
5% Poster Presentation
20% Academic Paper
55% Final Report
10% Overall Performance during the Dissertation process.

Re-assessment: is by a repeat of each component of assessment as necessary
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