CME8099 : Applied Process Control Dissertation

Semester 3 Credit Value: 60
ECTS Credits: 30.0


To provide students with the opportunity to use the portfolio of skills learnt on the course and study in-depth a particular topic associated with process control.

Original Summary:
The research project allows you to put into practice the skills and knowledge gained during the taught part of the Applied Process Control MSc programme. Throughout your project, you will be supervised by an academic member of staff. Your supervisor will provide advice on the approaches and methods that are best suited to your research problem, and will guide you in producing a well-written dissertation.

Outline Of Syllabus

Project Specification
The project shall be agreed by discussion between the student and the degree programme director subject to:
*       the appropriateness of the proposed project for the MSc Degree;
*       the availability of staff, with relevant expertise and/or experience of supervision;

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Poster presentation
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion120:0020:00Preparation of poster presentation
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion1120:00120:00Preparation and completion of dissertation
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1430:00430:00Undertake experimental or theoretical work to satisfy requirements for dissertation
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision142:0028:00Meetings with supervisors to discuss dissertation
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Projects require close working between the student and the supervisor and thus it is important for the student to meet the supervisors on a regular and formal basis to ensure the project is progressing according to the plan and to address any issues when they arise. This ensures that the project is completed in a timely manner and to the highest possible standards.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Dissertation3M90Maximum 75 pages.
Poster3M10Poster Presentation
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The research project will be marked by the academic supervisor and a second academic, not associated with the project. It will be marked according to a marking scheme issued to the students prior to the undertaking of the project. If there is a discrepancy of more than 10% in the two marks a third marker is appointed. In addition the external examiner may read all dissertations and have the opportunity to interview all students and during this time assess their performance on the project.

The submission of a dissertation is an appropriate way to assess the learning outcomes stated.

The poster session enables students to show effective communication strategies.

Reading Lists