EEE8093 : Research Project

Semester 3 Credit Value: 60
ECTS Credits: 30.0


To develop a detailed understanding and a broad overview of electrical power distribution.

Original Summary:
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.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion145:0045:00Literature Review
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion1120:00120:00Dissertation
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion13:003:00Demonstration
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical41:004:00ERACS
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading1100:00100:00Searching and reading background material and publications.
Guided Independent StudySkills practice1100:00100:00Circuit board construction; software development
Guided Independent StudyProject work1200:00200:00Design and construction of devices and/or software.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery101:0010:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision360:3018:00Staff 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.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Oral Examination303M15Project demonstration
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise1M10Literature Review 1500 words
Dissertation3M7512000 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.

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