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Module

MEC3098 : Mechanical Engineering Project

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Javier Munguia Valenzuela
  • Demonstrator: Dr Roberto Palacin
  • Lecturer: Dr Ana Ferreira-Duarte, Dr Prodip Das, Dr Barry Gallacher, Dr Dehong Huo, Dr Richard Whalley, Professor Kenneth Dalgarno, Dr Simon Lambert, Dr Piergiorgio Gentile, Dr Andrew Aspden, Dr Hemantha Yeddu, Dr Philip Hyde, Professor Tom Joyce, Dr Jinju Chen, Dr Timothy Lisle, Dr Lindi Chen, Mr Peter Chapman, Professor Nilanjan Chakraborty, Dr Daniel Frankel, Dr John Hedley, Dr Oana Bretcanu, Dr Harriet Grigg, Dr Immanuvel Paul, Dr Umair Ahmed, Mr Robert Davidson, Dr Francis Franklin
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 5
Semester 2 Credit Value: 25
ECTS Credits: 15.0

Aims

•An individual project set by supervisors within the School, and possibly associated industrial collaborations, which is designed to give the student scope for developing his/her capabilities as an engineer.
•The project provides the opportunity to practise skills and techniques learned in previous modules as well as investigating and developing new areas of interest to support the project objectives.
•Projects may include components of design, materials, electronics, engineering science, mathematical modelling, etc, as well as managing time and resources.
•Projects are allocated by the module leader in broad themes and students will be encouraged to indicate their areas of interest

Outline Of Syllabus

•An individual study of aspects of engineering to investigate a research or applied engineering topic, which may involve design, analysis, computing or experimental studies.
•The module requires the student to apply themselves to the project in preparation for professional practice, to direct their own activities with appropriate supervision where required and to deliver a coherent document which addresses the project objectives.
•Time management and coordination of necessary resources will be required and should be evidenced

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion10:300:30Assessed oral discussion with question and answers
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture11:001:00Project Selection
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture51:005:00Synchronous Online - Q&A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision211:0021:00Weekly synchronous online individual supervision.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1271:30271:30Target non-timetable hours to complete coursework assignment submission
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesModule talk11:001:00Course briefing
Total300:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

To develop the students subject-specific skills, core academic skills and key personal skills.

The actual nature of the work will be highly varied and diverse depending upon the nature of the project.

Students will be given a briefing lecture on the project in semester one and are expected to work on the project throughout the semester.

Alternative online sessions will be offered to students if in-person sessions are not possible to take place due to unforeseen circumstances. In that case, in-person lectures will be replaced by online sessions

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Oral Presentation302A60Assessment of understanding and achievement, including presentation, discussions, logbook and other project documents.
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Poster2M5Poster
Report2M35Final report (25 pages max)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Students are assessed individually for their performance of a significant engineering task.

Emphasis is placed understanding and achievement and the interpersonal skills to be expected of a professional engineer

Reading Lists

Timetable