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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: ENGM011 Module Title: MENG RESEARCH PROJECT
Module Provider: Civil, Chemical & Enviromental Eng Short Name: SE2M05
Level: M Module Co-ordinator: THORPE RB Prof (C, C & E Eng)
Number of credits: 60 Number of ECTS credits: 30
Module Availability
Autumn and Spring Semesters (split 15/45 credits)
Assessment Pattern

Unit(s) of Assessment


Weighting Towards Module Mark (%)


Literature Survey, Project definition, Draft  Journal Article and Research Project Portfolio 




Oral Presentation to class and academic panel




Qualifying Condition(s) 


A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module.



Module Overview

Module is intended to provide a bridge between the research activities of the academics and the contents of the MEng programmes in Chemical and Process Engineering by providing experience-based, independent research based learning focused on individual projects



Completion of the MEng progression requirements of Level HE3


Module Aims

To develop independent learning skills through a research project


Learning Outcomes
Module Content

On successful completion of the module you will be able to:


i)          Confidently demonstrate familiarity with the major stages of planning, executing and                      reporting a research project


ii)         Effectively search and interpret the appropriate literature and confidently design a practical           or numerical test of a      theory


iii)         Evaluate experimental or simulation results, draw logical conclusions, check on the          applicability of published theoretical analysis, propose considered recommendations based         on the evidence


iv)        Write a journal/conference article of an appropriate standard


Methods of Teaching/Learning

Introductory tutorials (10 hours), weekly meetings with supervisors (80 hours), oral presentations (10 hours) and independent learning (500 hours).


Total student learning time : 600 hours


Selected Texts/Journals

Essential Reading :   To be advised by supervisor


Required Reading :   To be advised by supervisor



Recommended Reading :     To be advised by supervisor




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