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Module

EEE8156 : Technology Review Project

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Matthew Armstrong
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

The module develops the students skills in acquiring, sorting and presenting information in a new technical area.

Outline Of Syllabus

An individual assignment to survey recent published literature in a new technological area. To review modern engineering developments and future trends. To consider financial, ethical, sustainability issues related to the topic. The presentation and report is carried out in consultation with an academic staff supervisor.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion150:0050:00Report
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion120:0020:00Oral Presentation (Non-synchronous)
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading202:0040:00Study of guided materials. General Reading.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision91:009:00Non-timetabled staff contact hours. One-to-one or small group, meetings with staff (Sync on-line)
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study181:0081:00Collection and reading of background materials and publications. Annotation, and note taking.
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Subject specific, cognitive and communication skills will be developed during the formal supervisory sessions and through self-guided materials.

Alternatives will be offered to students unable to be present-in-person due to the prevailing C-19 circumstances.
Student’s should consult their individual timetable for up-to-date delivery information.

Assessment Methods

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Oral Presentation101M2510 minute presentation, followed by 5 minutes of questions
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report1M753000 Words
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The report will provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the key aspects of the technology under review. Subject specific, critical and evaluative skills will also be assessed through the written exercise. The presentation will test the students' skills in gathering information, presenting information in front of an audience, oral communication, and ability to direct answer questions.

Reading Lists

Timetable