Module Catalogue

EEE3207 : Individual Project

  • Offered for Year: 2017/18
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Wai Lok Woo
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Singapore
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 20.0

Aims

To enhance the ability of the student to apply his/her engineering expertise to investigate a complex problem.

Outline Of Syllabus

An individual assignment leading to the design and development of an original system or device and involving multi-disciplinary skills. The overall theme of the project will be provided by an academic staff supervisor who will assist in project monitoring. Assessment of the project, undertaken by project supervisor and second examiner, is via presentations, demonstrations and a final report.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture130:0030:00Research proposal and literature review.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion120:0020:00Poster presentation.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion15:005:00Demonstrations
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion180:0080:00Dissertation
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading125:0025:00Searching and reading background material and publications.
Guided Independent StudySkills practice125:0025:00Circuit board construction; software development.
Guided Independent StudyProject work1200:00200:00Design and construction of devices and/or software.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision151:0015:00Total number of staff contact hours depends on the number of students.
Total400:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

This project requires the student not only to adapt the factual, conceptual and procedural knowledge acquired from a wide range of modules to a specific problem but also to enhance their strategic knowledge by undertaking an project in which he/she is wholly responsible.

Consequently it will require the student to demonstrate a wide range of skills
1. subject-specific skills - design skills plus an overall understanding of a wide range of subject matter related to the project
2. core skills - ability to plan and organise the work, together with exercising problem solving skills, also deomonstrate numeracy and computer literacy skills, finally submit a written report on the design
3. cognitive skills - ability the analyse the results and present them in a coherent manner.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Oral Presentation301M5Initial demonstration.
Oral Presentation302M15Final demonstration.
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Dissertation2M6040 pages (excluding references and appendices).
Research proposal1M5Literature Review and Research Proposal.
Poster2M15Poster presentation.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

From the various presentations plus report the ability of the student will be assessed regarding;
1. subject-specific, core and cognitive skills - established from technical assessment of the initial study, implementation issues and evaluation of end project plus dissertation.

Reading Lists

Timetable