Detailed module information
Module information on this degree can be found below, separated by year of study.
The module information below applies for the current academic year. The academic year runs from August to July; the 'current year' switches over at the end of July.
Students select optional courses subject to rules specified in the Mechanical Engineering Student Handbook, for example at most three Design and Business courses. Please note that numbers are limited on some optional courses and selection criteria will apply.
Mechanical Engineering Individual Project
The individual project is an open, often research-based activity spread over the final year. The project is supervised by an academic member of staff and is normally conducted within that staff member’s research group. Projects can be experimental, computer-based or analytical, or any combination of these. All projects should have a strong engineering content and employ skills acquired in previous years of the Mechanical Engineering course. They may also involve non-technological aspects such as economics, safety and ecological implications.
ECTS = 25
On successfully completing this module, students will be able to:
1. Apply fundamental engineering principles to complex engineering problems.
2. Undertake problem identification, formulation and solution, and manage their time.
3. Create, select and apply appropriate techniques, and explain their limitations.
4. Communicate effectively with engineers and the wider community in written and oral forms.
5. Demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitudes of a professional engineer.
Project selection. Identification of aims and objectives.
|Assessment type||Assessment description||Weighting||Pass mark||Must pass?|
|Coursework||Project Plan Report||5%||50%||N|
|Coursework||Project Progress Report||5%||50%||N|
|Coursework||Project Final Report||55%||50%||N|
|Practical||Project Conduct of Task||10%||50%||N|