Students working together on an assignment

The Multidisciplinary Project module has collaboration at its heart. You will work in a team of students from other departments to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing society. Together you will work on both developing and pitching your product or idea.

2020-21 Multidisciplinary Project

A module outlines is provided below, please note that this is for guidance only and may be subject to change. 


Multidisciplinary Project outline

Multidisciplinary Project Module Outline

What is this module about?

This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to undertake a group project by identifying a challenge, developing selected aspects of a solution, and scoping means for its realisation. Project areas will be multidisciplinary in nature and could touch on a variety of different topics including (but not limited to) Medical, Financial, Educational, Fitness or Lifestyle Technologies.

What skills will I learn?

The module will develop your skills in evaluating project proposals and working effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team. You will also learn about and execute various principal roles within a project (e.g. the Chief Executive Office or Chief Financial Officer) and have the chance to produce a video to present and promote your project. 

How will this module be taught?

The first few weeks will set the scene for the module, followed by group work and online activities which will provide context and guidance for the week by week development of the project. The tutor team will meet with each group during Weeks 5-10, providing guidance for the development of the project. 

How will I receive feedback in this module?

Formative feedback will be provided by tutor feedback statements and for some selected workshop tutorials. Summative feedback will be provided by tutor reports of students' engagement with the module and project progress for the activities taking place between Weeks 5 and 10. There will be peer feedback statements as well as feedback on the group videos. 

How will this module be assessed?
  • Group project video (60%)
  • Peer Assessment of other groups’ project videos (20%)
  • Tutor reports of student engagement in activities undertaken during Weeks 5 to 10 (20%)
When will this module be assessed?

The assessment of the videos takes place at the end of the module, and the assessed activities take place between Weeks 5 and 10. 

ECTS / FHEQ level  5 ECTS / Level 6
Module Code DESE61005
Department / Faculty Dyson School of Design Engineering
Teaching Team Peter Childs, Ben Mumby-Croft
Teaching term Spring