Postgraduate

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Modules

MEC8095 : MSc Project: Mechanical and Systems Engineering

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
Semester 3 Credit Value: 50
ECTS Credits: 30.0

Aims

This module, the largest component of the MSc programmes, provides an opportunity for students to engage in an extended, in-depth study of some aspect of engineering appropriate to their MSc degree. The project allows students to participate in mainstream engineering work and to develop both engineering and organisation skills crucial in the modern industrial work place.

Outline Of Syllabus

By definition project-based-learning is highly variable in its content, depending on the industry or discipline focus, the specific topic(s), the knowledge and skills underpinning this, the prior capabilites of the student and the project focus (e.g. design or research and development or trouble-shooting, etc.) Emphasis will be placed on understanding and achievement. Project-based-learning requires students to demonstrate the application of knowledge, skills and understanding acquired elsewhere in the course or from their prior learning and/or experience. Normally, a 60 credit MSc Project will be constructed from the following elements whose weightings may vary in individual cases within the ranges indicated:

- State-of-the-art review relevant to the MSc discipline and project topic(s) using appropriate tools
- Development and demonstration of relevant core skills (eg, design, scientific investigation, industrial applications, problem analysis and solution, etc) through specified activities, and the ability to report these.
- Major engineering project work to be a given specification building on the above.
- Project planning and management.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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