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EEE8097 : Individual Project

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Andrew Smith
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
Semester 3 Credit Value: 50
ECTS Credits: 30.0
European Credit Transfer System


To enhance the ability of the student to apply their engineering and computing 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 the employer, and approved by the academic module leader who will assist in project supervision and monitoring. Assessment of the project, undertaken by the academic supervisor and a second academic examiner, is via presentations, demonstrations and a final report.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion120:0020:00Preparation and submission of Project Plan
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion1100:00100:00Technical Paper (Final Report)
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion140:0040:00Preparation and completion of final Viva/Demonstration (demonstration will last 30 minutes)
Guided Independent StudySkills practice150:0050:00Skills development: Circuit board construction; software development etc
Guided Independent StudyProject work1320:00320:00Design and construction of devices and/or software.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study150:0050:00Reviewing lecture notes; general reading relevant to the project
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision201:0020:00Staff contact hours are estimated as this depends on the number of students on the module.
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 a project in which he/she is wholly responsible.

Consequently, it will require the student to demonstrate a wide range of skills

subject-specific skills - design skills plus an overall understanding of a wide range of subject matter related to the project

core skills - ability to plan and organise the work, together with exercising problem-solving skills, also demonstrate numeracy and computer literacy skills, finally submit a written report on the design

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Oral Examination303A70Oral Presentation
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise3M306000 words (technical report)
Zero Weighted Pass/Fail Assessments
Description When Set Comment
Written exerciseMProject Plan: Pass/Fail element.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The project demonstration/viva is an appropriate way to assess both the depth of theoretical knowledge and understanding of the project. The demonstration/viva also gives students the opportunity to demonstrate their presentation and transferable skills.

The technical report is an appropriate way to assess the students’ depth of theoretical knowledge, research awareness, and problem solving skills. The final report also assesses data and information acquisition and evaluation skills.

Reading Lists