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Unit information: Research Project (Advanced Composites MSc) in 2015/16

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Unit name Research Project (Advanced Composites MSc)
Unit code AENGM0030
Credit points 60
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Academic Year (weeks 1 - 52)
Unit director Dr. Rahatekar
Open unit status Not open



Research skills unit AENGM0012

School/department Department of Aerospace Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering

Description including Unit Aims

A substantial and original piece of research work of engineering or advanced composites relevance at master's level which may be wholly research or include aspects of novel advanced composites. Integral to this project are project management skills, communication skills, reasoning skills, originality and creativity in problem solving.

Scope exists for any sponsoring organisation to cooperate in the choice of a suitable project. Upon review and approval by the academic staff, individual research projects undertaken can be conducted in situ.

Intended Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the unit, the students will be able to: - undertake an original research activity - plan and prepare a concise, written technical report in the format of an archive journal paper - orally present a technical subject, including handling questions and tailoring technical and specialist knowledge and information to a broader audience - adopt a high standard of record keeping and management of information.

Teaching Information

Ongoing project supervision provided by project supervisor(s).

Assessment Information

Unit is assessed by means of a Poster presentation (40%) and by the marking of the final dissertation by two independent academics (who are not involved with the project) 30% each.

Reading and References

Depends on the project allocated - to be discussed with the project supervisor upon allocation.