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MODULE DESCRIPTOR
Module Title
Honours Project (Engineering)
Reference EN4600 Version 7
Created June 2022 SCQF Level SCQF 10
Approved March 2004 SCQF Points 30
Amended June 2022 ECTS Points 15

Aims of Module
To provide the student with the ability to undertake a major individual research project and to report on the findings of the research.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Manage a major technical project and produce appropriate project documentation.
2 Conduct a focussed literature search on current practices and technologies in the field.
3 Undertake a major investigative task, using initiative, imagination and creativity.
4 Communicate effectively on project work through a well structured report.
5 Apply appropriate skills in planning and execution of the project, preparation and delivery of technical logbook, poster and oral presentation.

Indicative Module Content
There is no formal syllabus for this module. Students may be allocated to a project area (guided by their preferences). The topics may arise from collaboration with industry or from existing research and development activities within the School. Students may also propose their own project topics; in such cases, the project supervisor will assess the proposed project to ensure that it is at the appropriate level and that the necessary resources are available. Students will develop their project specification and plan their project in conjunction with their project supervisor.

Module Delivery
The project is student-centred. Each student is allocated a member of academic staff who acts as the project supervisor. Students are expected to plan their own project activities and to meet with their supervisor on a regular basis. All students must maintain a logbook.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 25 25
Non-Contact Hours 275 275
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 300 300
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

ASSESSMENT PLAN
If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 70% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4
Description: Project report.
Component 2
Type: Coursework Weighting: 30% Outcomes Assessed: 5
Description: Project planning and execution, logbook, poster and oral presentation.

MODULE PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTOR
Explanatory Text
The module has 2 components and to gain an overall pass a minimum D grade must be achieved in each component. The component weighting is as follows: C1 (y-axis) is worth 70% and C2 (x-axis) is worth 30%.
Coursework:
Coursework: A B C D E F NS
A A A B B E E
B B B B C E E
C B C C C E E
D C C D D E E
E E E E E E F
F F F F F F F
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module Successful completion of SCQF 9 level study, or equivalent.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

INDICATIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY
1 School of Engineering EN4600/EN4604 Project Guidelines document. (Guidelines relating to the operation of the project and the structure and content of the report - available on Moodle)
2 Required reading is specific to individual projects.


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