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Unit information: Industrial Project in 2014/15

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Unit name Industrial Project
Unit code EENG30001
Credit points 60
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Professor. Dahnoun
Open unit status Not open




School/department Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering

Description including Unit Aims

The research project will take place in industry and involves an extended investigation into the design of an unfamiliar product, process or system. It offers the opportunity for an in-depth study of a specialised subject, and requires both research and practical application. Each project occupies normal industrial working hours for 4 months. Importance is given to the planning of the work programme, the setting and achievement of objectives, laboratory record keeping, appropriateness of the design (including costing where appropriate), analysis of the results and overall presentation of the work.

Intended Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts, theories and principles relating to an engineering problem; an awareness of developing technologies in the area, together with an appreciation of their work in the wider multidisciplinary engineering context.
  • Apply appropriate mathematical and engineering tools to the analysis of the problem; to demonstrate aptitude in assessing possible solutions and the formulation of suitable designs.
  • Demonstrate technical competence in the practical design of hardware and/or software, and in the use of measurement equipment and analysis tools. Assess the limitations of the system: including commercial and industrial constraints.
  • Show independent learning and the skills to individually tackle unfamiliar challenges. Show aptitude in project planning and monitoring, and updating plans to reflect changing operating environment. Record procedures and outcomes accurately in a laboratory notebook.
  • Demonstrate report structuring, writing and presentation skills by means of the interim assessment, poster presentation and project report. Field/respond to challenging technical questions as part of the poster presentation.

Teaching Information

The Methods of Teaching may include:

  • lectures,
  • seminars,
  • research seminar,
  • exercise course,
  • practical and laboratory work,
  • guided personal study,
  • tutorial,
  • independent studies,
  • fieldwork,
  • project work.

Assessment Information

  • Interim Assessment Report and oral 5 Written report and talk:
  • Poster Presentation Poster and demo 15 Poster design and questioning
  • Performance Assessment by Supervisor Continuous assessment 14 Report from supervisor covering motivation, project management, design, practical implementation and feedback from the industrial supervisor.
  • Thesis of approximately 8,000 - 10,000 word, marked by two people:
  • Thesis (Academic supervisor) Report 33 Content; Communication
  • Thesis (Assessor) Report 33 Content: Communication

Reading and References

See project description issued by Unit Organiser. See specific Reading list and References supplied by academic and industrial supervisors.