Module Catalogue 2022/23

SFY0007 : Foundation Year Project

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Alasdair Charles
  • Lecturer: Dr Tiago Marinheiro, Dr Adrian Oila
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0
Pre Requisites
Pre Requisite Comment


Co Requisites
Co Requisite Comment



Students will be introduced to research methods and will study a particular topic with the aim of preparing a technical report in the appropriate scientific format.

Outline Of Syllabus

Taught theory and analytical methods are combined with 'capability' skills in problem solving and practical work.

Learning Outcomes

Intended Knowledge Outcomes

At the end of this module students should be able to understand more about topics relevant to their proposed course of study. The module will introduce the students to staff in their target Schools, and familiarise them with that School in preparation for their subsequent degree programme. During the module they will engage in a topic relevant to their proposed course of study.

Intended Skill Outcomes

At the end of this module students should be able to integrate Foundation Year taught theory and analytical methods with 'capability' skills in problem solving and practical work.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching361:0036:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyProject work164:0064:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Practical work and self-study assignments taught and practised in practical sessions and private study.

Reading Lists

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Students' presentation, writing and mathematical skills are assessed through a project report including an introduction, method, discussion, conclusion and references. Word count not to exceed 2000.


Past Exam Papers

General Notes


Disclaimer: The information contained within the Module Catalogue relates to the 2022/23 academic year. In accordance with University Terms and Conditions, the University makes all reasonable efforts to deliver the modules as described. Modules may be amended on an annual basis to take account of changing staff expertise, developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback. Module information for the 2023/24 entry will be published here in early-April 2023. Queries about information in the Module Catalogue should in the first instance be addressed to your School Office.