EEE8108 : Individual Project and Dissertation (MEng)
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Martin Johnston
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||20|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
To enhance the ability of the student to apply his/her engineering expertise to investigate a complex problem.
It is also intended that the project will engender a greater degree of self-reliance and self confidence in the student, making them more pro-active with respect to project work, which will be essential if he/she is to be successful when undertaking the Industrial and Group Projects in Stage IV.
Outline Of Syllabus
An individual assignment leading to the design and development of an original system or device and involving multi-disciplinary skills. The overall theme of the project will be provided by an academic staff supervisor who will assist in project monitoring. Assessment of the project, undertaken by project supervisor and second examiner, is via presentations, demonstrations and a final report.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||20:00||20:00||Poster presentation|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||20:00||20:00||Project proposal and initial demonstration|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Final demonstration|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||80:00||80:00||Dissertation|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||25:00||25:00||Searching and reading background material and publications|
|Guided Independent Study||Skills practice||1||25:00||25:00||Circuit board construction / software development|
|Guided Independent Study||Project work||1||216:00||216:00||Design and construction of devices and/or software|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Dissertation/project related supervision||12||1:00||12:00||Staff contact hours are estimated as this depends on the number of students on the module.|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Students are allocated an academic supervisor to discuss the aims and objectives of the project to be undertaken. At the MEng level students are expected to undertake the majority of the work independently and show a high degree of self reliance.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Oral Presentation||30||1||M||5||Initial demonstration|
|Oral Presentation||30||2||M||15||Final demonstration|
|Dissertation||2||M||60||40 pages (excluding references and appendices)|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
From the various presentations plus report the ability of the student will be assessed regarding;
• subject-specific, core and cognitive skills
• self-reliance – assessed from general observations of the supervisor.
• self motivation– assessed from general observations of the supervisor.
• innovation and initiative taking
• critical evaluation of results
- established from a technical assessment of the initial study, implementation issues and evaluation of end project plus dissertation and the general observations of the supervisor.