Module Catalogue

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
ECTS Credits: 15.0


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.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion145:0045:00Target non-timetable hours to complete coursework assignment submission
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture12:302:30Briefing and instructions
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion10:150:15Assessed oral presentation with question and answers
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision484:00192:00Extended project activity including supervision
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study160:1560:15Recommended 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.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Oral Presentation302A15Oral Presentation (10 minutes), Quesions and Answers (5 minutes).
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report2M40Formal 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.

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