CME8117 : MEng Research Project
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Daniel Frankel
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||5|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||50|
To develop student’s personal skills at undertaking investigative work of an original kind, the ability to produce a high quality research dissertation and the ability to produce a research poster.
To introduce students to the research process and to prepare them for their research project.
Students will pick a project from a list. Thereafter, individual students will carry out their research projects under the supervision of their respective supervisor. Assessment of the module will be via a research dissertation and a poster presentation.
The project may be carried out within the School; in UK industry; at partner institutions under the ERASMUS scheme or other international institutions where we have exchange programmes, including Singapore and Australia.
Outline Of Syllabus
The nature of research; Resources for research; Writing a research dissertation (layout; key chapters; style; citing references; being critical; making arguments);
Students will spend the whole of Semester 2 doing a research project supervised by a member of academic staff. All candidates on MEng degrees with specialisms will carry out a project in their respective specialisms.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||120:00||120:00||Prepare scientific journal paper|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||3||1:00||3:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||25||1:00||25:00||Meetings with individual project supervisors|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||4||2:00||8:00||Library sessions|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||394:00||394:00||Perform experimental or theoretical work to satisfy requirements of research project|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures convey the basic processes of research and write up guidelines.
The library sessions raise awareness of the resources available for research and provide hands-on practise in searching for electronic reference material.
A research project will be selected by the student from a list of projects supplied by academic staff. The projects will range from fundamental scientific investigations through to industrially based development projects. All the projects will have relevance to the process industry and the potential to make a real contribution to the sector. The projects may be carried out in collaboration with an industrial partner, in an overseas university or within the School.
The large amount of private study reflects the fact that this is a project that the students must progress themselves.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Poster||2||M||10||Poster presentation (set week 11)|
|Written exercise||2||M||90||Scientific Journal Paper 7500 words (plus an allowance of 2000 words for supplementary materials etc)|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The research project is written up as a scientific journal paper will allow students to undertake in depth research and communicate their findings in a succinct and focussed manor and in the form in which research is usually communicated.
The poster allows the students to present and defend their research work.