MEC3190 : Mechanical Engineering Project
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Eugene Wong
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Singapore
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||30|
An extended piece of work on some topic set by the supervisor, designed to give the student scope for developing his/her capabilities as an engineer. The topics will vary widely, and may contain components of design, materials, electronics, engineering science, mathematical modelling, industrial management etc.
Outline Of Syllabus
A study of one aspect of engineering, which may involve design, analysis, computing or experimental studies.
This will require risk assessment, project planning and time management, use of information resources, maintaining a complete and contemporaneous logbook, oral presentation, poster presentation and production of a technical report to professional engineering standards.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||45:00||45:00||Target non-timetable hours to complete coursework assignment submission|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||1||2:30||2:30||Briefing and instructions|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||0:15||0:15||Assessed oral presentation with question and answers|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Dissertation/project related supervision||48||4:00||192:00||Extended project activity including supervision|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||60:15||60:15||Recommended regular personal study throughout teaching period|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures brief key initial skills in information resources, risk assessment and project planning. Tutorials are regular supervisor reporting sessions for progress monitoring and advice.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Oral Presentation||30||2||A||15||Oral Presentation (10 minutes), Quesions and Answers (5 minutes).|
|Report||2||M||40||Formal Written Report. (approx 30 pages not including title page, abstract, contents page, list of notation and references).|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Maintaining a complete and contemporaneous logbook is important in terms of issues like quality assurance and product liability, intellectual property priority, etc.
The formal technical report (of restricted length) is a key means of communication in the engineering profession.
Oral Presentation to a restricted timescale, followed by questions and answers, is a key means of communication in engineering industry. With an industrial project this may be carried out within the company to company personnel.
The poster tests the ability of the student to summarise their contribution succinctly but with the support of visual graphics and in a way that conveys that message to a wider audience.