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EEE8156 : Technology Review Project

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Matthew Armstrong
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0


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
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading252:0050:00Collection and reading of background materials and publications
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision110:0010:00Staff contact hours are estimated. Supervision will include formative feedback on progress, and futu
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study170:0070:00General reading
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

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