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MODULE DESCRIPTOR
Module Title
MEng Individual Project
Reference EN4604 Version 5
Created March 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 10
Approved March 2004 SCQF Points 30
Amended August 2017 ECTS Points 15

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

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Plan and manage a major technical engineering research project.
2 Produce appropriate project specification, management and review documentation; maintain a logbook.
3 Conduct a focussed literature search and review.
4 Undertake a major investigative task, using initiative, imagination and creativity; carry out detailed and comprehensive critical analysis of the outcomes.
5 Produce a well-structured final project report, incorporating and justifying all aspects of the project work and defend the work in an oral presentation.

Indicative Module Content
There is no formal syllabus for this module. The project should have research and development-related objectives to deliver a useful outcome relevant to a placement company, a research group or other equivalent scholarly activity. The scope of work must include both technical and non-technical aspects appropriate to the requirements of these stakeholders and the level of course. The final report should display clear evidence of transferrable skills.

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 meet with their academic supervisor on a regular basis. Evidence of such meetings should be in the form of signed log book entries.

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: 100% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Description: Project report with corroborative documentation and oral evidence.

MODULE PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTOR
Explanatory Text
In order to pass the module students must achieve at least a grade D.
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A 70% and above
B 60-69%
C 50-59%
D 40-49%
E 35-39%
F 34% and below
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module Successful completion of SCQF Level 9 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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