MEC8099 : Mechanical Engineering Team Project
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Mr Robert Davidson
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||20|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
The aim is to promote students' development towards being professional chartered engineers, with experience of project management and participation in a major team project, covering all aspects of project work from requirements and specification to a range of written, oral and visual presentations of the project outcomes.
Outline Of Syllabus
Technical content will depend on the student's degree stream and the project allocated and will vary from project to project. Common to all projects will be:-
- Project management including drawing up an engineering specification, project plan and individual
- Application of design methodology to engineering problems.
- Application of engineering and methods appropriate to topic.
- Team working.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||2||1:00||2:00||Briefing and Instructions|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||1:00||1:00||Assessed Team Presentation with Questions and Answers. Plus individual Viva Voce examinations.|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||60:00||60:00||Target non-timetable hours to complete coursework assignment submission|
|Guided Independent Study||Project work||24||4:00||96:00||Extended project activity including supervision|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||241:00||241:00||Recommended regular personal research activity throughout teaching period|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
At Masters-level all students are expected to take ownership for the progress of the work of their team, with a minimum of supervisory input and the modes of assessment reflect this. All normal methods of reporting outcomes of project work in industry are assessed for the team, ie report, oral presentation and poster.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Oral Examination||150||2||A||60||Assessment of understanding and achievement including presentation, discussions, logbooks and other project documents.|
|Report||2||M||30||Team Formal Written Report. Team assessed together and peer reviewed.|
|Report||2||M||5||Team Project File. Project management. Peer reviewed.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
At Masters-level all students are expected to take ownership for the progress of the work of their team, with a minimum of supervisory input and the modes of assessment reflect this. All normal methods of reporting outcomes of project work in industry are assessed for the team, i.e. report, oral presentation and poster. The assessed project file contains evidence of the project management processes applied by the team to achieve these outputs on time and within budget (in terms of man-hours). Individual work logbooks (as would be maintained in industry) are required. The understanding and achievement will be assessed using a group presentation, a verified statement of achievement, detailed discussion, log book and other project documents: this is an individual mark.