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SFY0007 : Foundation Year Project

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Alasdair Charles
  • Lecturer: Dr Tiago Marinheiro, Dr Adrian Oila
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


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

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
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

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

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
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.

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