MAR3046 : Project and Report in Small Craft Technology
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Narakorn Srinil
- Technician: Mr Peter Bowes
- Other Staff: Mrs Julia Robinson
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||15|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||25|
A1. Independently formulate, undertake and report on a substantial design or research project.
A2. To carry out an independent piece of technical investigation involving project integration, design and/or some research methods.
Outline Of Syllabus
The students will spend the most time independently carrying out research on their chosen topics in small craft technology. The following issues will be discussed in the class:
(1) The nature and basic requirements of research work;
(2) How to carry out literature search, then write literature review, research proposal and project plan;
(3) How to write the final report in the form of a scientific journal paper.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||6||1:00||6:00||Including tutorials|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||45:00||45:00||Dissertation writing|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||6||1:00||6:00||Accessing databases|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||114:00||114:00||General reading in support of the project|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||114:00||114:00||Application of project research|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||115:00||115:00||Project research activity|
Jointly Taught With
|MAR3043||Project and Report in Marine Engineering|
|MAR3044||Project and Report in Naval Architecture|
|MAR3045||Project and Report in Offshore Engineering|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The lectures provide students with the acquisition of the fundamental research skills, building on those introduced in MAR2012, and the project framework in terms of timetable, milestones and arrangement for supervision (IKO1-IKO2, ISO1-ISO3).
The project provides an opportunity to be able to independently formulate, undertake and report on a substantial design of research project (ISO1-ISO3).
The student should select a member of staff as a supervisor for their intended project who will help establish the scope and focus of the project.
The student should formally agree with the selected member of academic staff that they will act as their supervisor. The supervisor needs to sign both the initial project specification and literature review & project plan to confirm that they are willing to do so.
The supervisor is also responsible for helping the student with all matters relating to the project and is the primary point of contact for all technical and project management issues.
Students are responsible for maintaining regular contact with their selected supervisors and to maintain a written record of their meetings that is subsequently appended to ‘supporting materials’.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Research paper||2||M||75||Journal paper limited to 12 pgs with a max of 7500words (excld refs) and 10 original figs and/or tables reflecting project outcomes|
|Research proposal||1||M||13||Literature review (maximum of 3000 words and 2-page project plan identifying work packages, milestones and deliverables)|
|Reflective log||2||M||12||Supporting materials, collection of details of important calculations/tests, and log of meeting with supervisors|
|Research proposal||1||M||Project Specification. Maximum 600 words plus project objectives and key references|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The information literacy, literature review and final project are intended to assess the acquisition and application of learning skills.
The project is intended to provide the students with an opportunity to carry out a substantial and largely independent piece of research. The examiners assess the ability of a student to produce a written research report that demonstrates the learning outcomes described in IKO1-IKO2 and ISO1-ISO3. The Graduate Skills Framework entries indicated as 'A' are also assessed in this way.