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Module Title LM Individual Engineering Project (MEng)
SchoolSchool of Engineering
Department Elec, Elec & Sys Engineering
Module Code 04 31729
Module Lead Nan Gao & Ziyun Ding
Level Masters Level
Credits 40
Semester Full Term
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-1 hours
Project supervision-39 hours
Guided independent study-360 hours
Total: 400 hours
Description The aim of the module is to offer an opportunity for each student to demonstrate their ability to work independently, with guidance, on a topic in some considerable depth and including a degree of originality. In addition the project provides an opportunity to consolidate material learned elsewhere in the degree in the context of a topic that matches the subject chosen. An essential part of the project is a critical review of the relevant literature in the public domain.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Use a combination of general and specialist engineering knowledge and understanding to optimise the application of an existing or emerging technology appropriate to the project
  • Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of an engineering problem including defining a suitable project, design and conduct appropriate research make appropriate recommendations and learn from feedback
  • Plan for effective project implementation including the responsibility to manage shared resources and time effectively according to an agreed work plan which is reviewed during the course of the project
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills including effective written and verbal communication on complex technical material and with others in the working environment
  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment including complying with University rules of conduct , health, safety and welfare issues, sustainability, training and ethical requirements appropriate to the project
  • Demonstrate detailed use and critial assessment of technical literature and other information sources
  • Provide clear and relevant recommendations and conclusions supported by evidence
  • Work independently, managing personal work programme to meet project milestone
  • Provide critical and reflective assessment of project findings
Assessment 31729-02 : Module Mark : Mixed (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments: 100% continuous assessment, comprising:
(20%) Preliminary report in Semester 1 (Canvas submission)
(20%) In-person presentation and Q&A in Semester 2(replaced by online submission of a presentation recording by the student with follow-on questions/online viva if in-person presentation and Q&A not possible)
(60%) Final report in Semester 2 (Canvas submission)
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