|Prerequisites for Module|
The taught modules amounting to 120 points at SCQF11 level must have been satisfactorily completed.
In addition, normally, a UK honours degree in Engineering or a related discipline, proficiency in English language for academic purposes (or IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent).
This module is not suitable for students following a Professional Studies programme unless they meet the entry qualifications stipulated in the University Regulations on admission and the prerequisites stated above.
Aims of Module
To develop skills in the investigation and analysis of engineering problems, and creativity in devising effective solutions through the detailed research of a selected topic.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
Indicative Module Content
The project constitutes a major component of the course of study for the MSc. Following a detailed literature review of the chosen research topic and a successful transition through the taught stage of the programme, the students will begin on the detailed project programme.
Students will identify, and source, a project opportunity of their own choice, subject to the approval of the University.
Once a particular topic has been assigned to the student encouragement will be given by the project supervisor to produce a project brief and planning programme of events for consideration.
The student will also prepare a business case for the Project within his/her company and keep the designated supervisor up to date on progress.
|Early attention should be devoted to the establishment of the project as a viable concern through a detailed literature review and summary of the important aspects of the proposed study. |
On completion of the programme, the student is expected to:
- produce a detailed written report to specified standards and to present findings;
- produce a poster, again to specified standards, detailing the important aspects of the work undertaken;
- give an oral presentation.
Indicative Student Workload
Mode of Delivery
The project will be carried out on an individual basis, with the student having access to a supervisor to provide support, as required.
Component 1 involves an oral presentation of the project report and a poster of the key aspect of the work.
Component 2 is a project report (of 6000 to 10000 words).
Extensive specialised reading is required (project determined).
Where necessary, arrangements can be made to protect commercial confidence.
This module is for a corporate client only and cannot be taken as part of the Postgraduate Professional Studies Programme.