Individual Project

Module code: EG7020

The Individual Project is a major part of the MSc course and will occupy approximately one third of the student's time. The project is an organised activity that aims to deliver an example of professional engineering work. At the beginning of the project, the objectives of the project will be defined, followed by an assessment and implementation of the means of achieving the objectives, and concluded by clear communication, both written and oral, of the results. The core of the project, the practical activity directly concerned with achieving the objectives, depends on the nature of each project and the project supervisor is the main reference point for this.

The project may be initiated by the student or selected from a list of topics offered by academic staff. The project can be theoretical, experimental, analytical or design and often consists of an investigation into a problem of current industrial interest or the development of either a piece of equipment or a design aid. Many projects are related to sponsoring companies or to the research interests of the supervisor.

Learning

  • 6 hours of project supervision
  • 594 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Dissertation (100%)