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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: ENGM182 Module Title: MENG RESEARCH PROJECT
Module Provider: Mechanical, Medical & Aero Engineering Short Name: ENGM182
Level: M Module Co-ordinator: CHEW J Prof (M, M & A Eng)
Number of credits: 45 Number of ECTS credits: 22.5
Module Availability
Spring Semester
Assessment Pattern

Unit(s) of Assessment


Weighting Towards Module Mark (%)



Performance during session/ dissertation/ presentation






Qualifying Condition(s)


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


Module Overview

Individual Research Project undertaken in the final semester.

Project allocation is based on the projects proposed by staff or industrial sponsors and preferences indicated by students. All projects have a designated Principal Supervisor.

Completion of the progress requirements to level M.
Module Aims
To provide an opportunity for the high calibre student to demonstrate the capability to conduct a demanding individual investigative project to a given deadline.
Learning Outcomes
Students should have demonstrated the ability to work with personal responsibility for a demanding task under limited supervision, using appropriate analytical and qualitative methods. They should also have improved their ability to prepare formal reports and presentations and respond to questioning of their methods and conclusions.
Module Content
All final year students MEng undertake a mandatory project, leading to a project report, presentation and defence, under the supervision of a member of staff. The project is intended to mirror the first substantial task given to a graduate and should involve investigation, analysis, synthesis, the use of initiative, communication and presentational skills leading to a substantial project report and oral examination. The project may take any one of a number of different forms, but is in general designed to explore the students’ ability to undertake an original investigation at a technical level appropriate to level M studies. Laboratory work, design, analysis, synthesis, computing and information processing may be represented in varying proportions.
Methods of Teaching/Learning

Independent study under the guidance of a staff supervisor.


The module comprises approximately 450 hours of independent learning and supervision.



Assessment is through dissertation (60%), continuous assessment of project performance (20%), and presentation and defence (20%).

Selected Texts/Journals
Individually determined by the nature of the project and as recommended by the tutor; likely to be extensive.
Last Updated
28 October 2009