EEE8093 : Research Project
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Simon Blake
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 3 Credit Value:||60|
To develop a detailed understanding and a broad overview of electrical power distribution.
The project is intended to develop and test the candidate's detailed understanding and broad overview of aspects of power distribution engineering.
Outline Of Syllabus
An individual assignment leading to the analysis, design and/or development of an original system or device and involving multi-disciplinary skills. The overall theme of the project will be provided by an academic staff supervisor who will assist in project monitoring. Assessment of the project, undertaken by the project supervisor and a second marker, is via literature review, demonstration and a final report.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||3:00||3:00||Demonstration|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||45:00||45:00||Literature Review|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||120:00||120:00||Dissertation|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||4||1:00||4:00||ERACS|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||100:00||100:00||Searching and reading background material and publications.|
|Guided Independent Study||Skills practice||1||100:00||100:00||Circuit board construction; software development|
|Guided Independent Study||Project work||1||200:00||200:00||Design and construction of devices and/or software.|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Drop-in/surgery||10||1:00||10:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Dissertation/project related supervision||36||0:30||18:00||Staff contact hours are estimated as this depends on the number of students on the module.|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The lectures provide students with the acquisition of the fundamental research skills, and the project framework in terms of timetable, milestones and arrangement for supervision.
The project provides an opportunity to be able to independently formulate, undertake and report on a substantial design of research project.
The student should select a member of staff as a supervisor for their intended project who will help establish the scope and focus of the project.
The student should formally agree with the selected member of academic staff that they will act as their supervisor. The supervisor needs to sign both the initial project specification and literature review and project plan to confirm that they are willing to so.
The supervisor is also responsible for helping the student with all matters relating to the project and is the primary point of contact for all technical and project management issues.
Students are responsible for maintaining regular contact with their selected supervisors and to maintain a written record of their meetings that is subsequently appended to for the final report.
The project must in all cases be submitted by the stated date.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Oral Examination||30||3||M||15||Project demonstration|
|Written exercise||1||M||10||Literature Review 1500 words|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The written dissertation (including the initial literature survey) is an appropriate way to assess both the depth of theoretical knowledge and understanding and the students’ problem solving skills and will also assess data and information acquisition and evaluation skills. The project demonstration give students the opportunity to demonstrate their improved transferable skills.