MEC3098 : Mechanical Engineering Project
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Simon Smith
- Lecturer: Dr Roberto Palacin, Dr Iain Evans, Professor Brian Shaw, Dr Yaodong Wang, Dr Richard Whalley, Dr Jinju Chen, Dr Barry Gallacher, Dr Julian Happian-Smith, Dr Andrew Aspden, Dr Francis Franklin, Dr Javier Munguia Valenzuela, Professor Tom Joyce, Dr Oana Bretcanu, Dr Hemantha Yeddu, Dr Ana Ferreira-Duarte, Mr Peter Chapman, Professor Kenneth Dalgarno, Dr Harriet Grigg, Dr John Hedley, Dr Prodip Das, Professor Nilanjan Chakraborty, Dr Piergiorgio Gentile, Mr Robert Davidson, Dr Paul Hyde
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||5|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||25|
An individual project set by supervisors within the School, and possibly associated industrial collaborations, which is designed to give the student scope for developing his/her capabilities as an engineer. The project provides the opportunity to practise skills and techniques learned in previous modules as well as investigating and developing new areas of interest to support the project objectives. Projects may include components of design, materials, electronics, engineering science, mathematical modelling, etc, as well as managing time and resources. Projects are allocated by the module leader in broad themes and students will be encouraged to indicate their areas of interest
Outline Of Syllabus
An individual study of aspects of engineering to investigate a research or applied engineering topic, which may involve design, analysis, computing or experimental studies. The module requires the student to apply themselves to the project in preparation for professional practice, to direct their own activities with appropriate supervision where required and to deliver a coherent document which addresses the project objectives. Time management and coordination of necessary resources will be required and should be evidenced.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||0:30||0:30||Assessed oral discussion with question and answers|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||45:00||45:00||Target non-timetable hours to complete coursework assignment submission|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||1||2:30||2:30||Briefing and instructions|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||12||2:00||24:00||Supporting School Seminar Series|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||36:00||36:00||Recommended regular personal study throughout teaching period|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Dissertation/project related supervision||48||4:00||192:00||Extended project activity including supervision|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
To develop the students subject-specific skills, core academic skills and key personal skills. The actual nature of the work will be highly varied and diverse depending upon the nature of the project.
Students will be given a briefing lecture on the project in semester one and are expected to work on the project throughout the semester.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Oral Presentation||30||2||A||60||Assessment of understanding and achievement, including presentation, discussions, logbook and other project documents.|
|Report||2||M||35||Final report (25 pages max)|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Students are assessed individually for their performance of a significant engineering task. Emphasis is placed understanding and achievement and the interpersonal skills to be expected of a professional engineer.