CHY8310 : Project in Industry

Semester 1 Credit Value: 40
Semester 2 Credit Value: 40
ECTS Credits: 40.0


To provide students with project experience in an industrial context.

Outline Of Syllabus

The project provides Stage 3 students with an opportunity to work in an industrial setting on a project with industrial relevance.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Placement/Study AbroadEmployer-based learning1687:00687:00Background reading, project planning and writing and preparing reports and presentations
Placement/Study AbroadEmployer-based learning15:005:00Staff site visit
Placement/Study AbroadEmployer-based learning1108:00108:00Assessment - Preparation and completion of project
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Introduction to working in industry and working in teams is provided in the induction session which also covers what is expected from the students, the assessment procedures and presentation skills. Most of the module involves practical work within the industrial laboratories but also includes time for experimental design and some background work.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Oral Examination402A25N/A
Oral Presentation102A15N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report2M30Final report (30 pages) Plus one summary slide
Report2M30Supervisor assessment of placement work
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Assessment of the practical work performed during the project will be carried out by the project supervisor. In addition, students will be expected to submit a final written report (6000 words) summarising the context and results. After submission of the report, students will make a presentation (10 minutes) on their work to an audience consisting of at least the industrial supervisor and a member of academic staff, who will then together conduct an oral examination (40 minutes) of the candidate. The summary slide will consist of approximately 75% project summary and 25% reflection on skills acquired and developed.

Reading Lists