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Module

SFY0009 : Foundation Year Project

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Alasdair Charles
  • Lecturer: Dr Simon Benson, Professor Elisabetta Cherchi, Dr Vladimir Vinogradov, Dr Paul Sallis, Dr Geoffrey Parkin, Dr Neil Thorpe
  • Other Staff: Dr Philip Hyde, Professor Paul Christensen, Mr Andrew Lovatt
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

To enable students to become more familiar with their chosen engineering discipline by doing work on a relevant topic with academic staff in that discipline. Introduction to basic library research and/or computing projects and /or industrial practices and similar skills in preparation for the demands of Stage 1 courses.
Guided research on a topic with self-study and private study to generate a quality report document on a specific topic within their chosen discipline.

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 teaching42:008:00One hour per week of PiP is timetabled.
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities128:0028:00Include regular discussion groups. Students should aim to spend at least 3 hours per week on project
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.

Alternatives will be offered to students unable to be present-in-person due to the prevailing C-19 circumstances.
Student’s should consult their individual timetable for up-to-date delivery information.

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
Report1M100Technical report of 3000 words following specified structure/referencing
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Research and study skills assessed by report preparation showing structure, understanding and analytical deduction from discipline related information or data.

Reading Lists

Timetable