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Module

SFY0007 : Foundation Year Project

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Alasdair Charles
  • Lecturer: Dr Adrian Oila, Dr Peter Avery, Dr Toni Carruthers, Dr Jerry Hagon
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

Students will be introduced to research methods and will study a particular topic with the aim of preparing a technical report in the appropriate scientific format.

Outline Of Syllabus

Taught theory and analytical methods are combined with 'capability' skills in problem solving and practical work.

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
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching361:0036:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyProject work164:0064:00N/A
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Practical work and self-study assignments taught and practised in practical sessions and private study.

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Portfolio2M100Project
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Students' presentation, writing and mathematical skills are assessed through a project report including an introduction, method, discussion, conclusion and references. Word count not to exceed 2000.

Reading Lists

Timetable