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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: EEEM004 Module Title: 60 CREDIT STANDARD PROJECT
Module Provider: Electronic Engineering Short Name: EEM.60P
Level: M Module Co-ordinator: MIKOLAJCZYK K Dr (Elec Eng)
Number of credits: 60 Number of ECTS credits: 30
Module Availability


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
Part-time Students
Same rules apply 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

On successful completion the student will

  • have gained the experience of applying knowledge gained during the course to a particular theoretical or practical problems. As part of this process the student will have had to critically evaluate the relevant literature, marshal ideas for research or lab evaluation, and produce a reliable and coherent report.
Module Content

The project forms an integral and important part of the course. It is intended to occupy some 600 hours spread over approximately 100 working days, of which 25 are for planning and preparation. The normal arrangement is that students may carry out a project either in the Department or in industry. The duration of full time project work is nominally 14 weeks, but there is also preparatory work in the earlier semesters. Projects are usually individual, although it is possible to have a group project which can be broken down into different parts so that the contribution of each individual can be separately specified and assessed. For University based projects there may be a need for students to visit companies, especially if there is an industrial link in the project.

University: These 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 sometimes be by a researcher working in the project area.

Industry: Arrangements exist for students, if they so wish, to undertake a project in industry or one which is carried out in collaboration with industry. Students who are voluntarily carrying out an industrial project away from the university are normally paid a bursary by the company for the duration of the full-time project work. The research groups also have several industrially funded research projects and MSc projects often contribute to this activity.

European: It is also possible to undertake a project either in another university (e.g. ENST) or within European industry.

Methods of Teaching/Learning

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

Work on Dissertations will begin in January at the start of the Spring semester and end in August. During this period there should be an average of at least 1 contact hour per week between the student and supervisor.

Selected Texts/Journals

Not Applicable

Last Updated

15th August 2006