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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: EEEM001 Module Title: 120 CREDIT RESEARCH PROJECT
Module Provider: Electronic Engineering Short Name: EEM.120P
Level: M Module Co-ordinator: MIKOLAJCZYK K Dr (Elec Eng)
Number of credits: 120 Number of ECTS credits: 60
Module Availability

Autumn/Spring/Summer semesters.

Assessment Pattern

Components of Assessment
Percentage weighting
Initial Dissertation Report
By written report
Interim Dissertation Report
By written report
Final Dissertation Report
By written report and viva voce examination with external examiner
Part-time Students:
Same arrangements as for full time students

Module Overview

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Module Aims

To provide an opportunity for the student to tackle an engineering problem and to gain experience in having to produce a report and to defend their work.

Learning Outcomes

The student must pursue a research topic appropriate to their course of study. The student will have had to critically evaluate the relevant literature, marshal ideas for research or lab evaluation, and produce a readable and coherent report. It is expected that in addition to the final thesis the student will produce a short paper and have presented this to a departmental audience.

Module Content

These research projects are usually carried out in association with one of the research groups - a full time academic or experienced research worker will be appointed as academic supervisor though day-to-day supervision may be sometimes be by a researcher working in the project area.

The subject area of the research will normally be determined in advance of the commencement of the course and the student is expected to spend around 1200 hours of effort on the project spread across the academic year, including writing up, presentations, etc.

As this work is also intended as a training in research methods the student will generally be expected to produce a short paper and to have presented this material within a seminar.

Methods of Teaching/Learning

Supervised study and research guided by a full time academic or an experienced research worker. 

Work on Dissertations will begin in September at the start of the Autumn semester and end in August.

Selected Texts/Journals

Not Applicable

Last Updated

15th August 2006