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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: ENG3101 Module Title: FINAL YEAR RESEARCH PROJECT
Module Provider: Mechanical, Medical & Aero Engineering Short Name: SE5313
Level: HE3 Module Co-ordinator: MULUGETTA Y Dr (C, C & E Eng)
Number of credits: 30 Number of ECTS credits: 15
Module Availability
Autumn & Spring Semesters
Assessment Pattern

Methods of Assessment and Weighting 

Components of Assessment



Continuous assessment

Individual major project report (max 100 pages), brief presentation and oral exam.

Final mark determined by quality of report, performance at oral, and the effort, organization and initiative throughout the year.


Module Overview
Completion of the progress requirements of Level HE2
Module Aims

To enable the student to undertake, usually on an individual basis, an in-depth study of a topic which interests him/her
To allow scope for initiative, perseverance and common sense
To develop a critical appreciation of the topic
To write a detailed report, in a professional manner, setting out the aims, objectives, details and conclusions of the work undertaken

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the module, students will be able to:

  • Undertake individual and original work on a topic including references to existing literature.
  • Write a detailed report.
  • Give a short presentation of the key points of the work.
  • Defend the work at an oral examination
Module Content

The project forms the basis for a concentrated study of a topic and may involve: a customer or company survey; a design and market analysis of a new technology or IT product; development of a software solution to a business problem or any combination of these activities.

Projects generally require a critical review of published data and in all cases a certain amount of individual research is implied. All projects lead to the preparation of a written report.

Reports should be restricted to a maximum of 12,000 words, excluding figures, tables and references. Any supporting material such as data or computer codes may be presented in an appendix volume which will not be read by the examiner.

Methods of Teaching/Learning

Methods of Teaching/Learning
Learning is achieved by individual research and study, making full use of all the appropriate resources, including academic staff supervision.
Total student learning time 300 hours

Selected Texts/Journals

Varies according to project; background and specific reading is likely to be extensive

Last Updated

18 September 2008