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Module

EEE8114 : Industrial Project

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Andrew Smith
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 40
ECTS Credits: 20.0

Aims

To enhance the student’s ability to apply his / her engineering expertise to solve a problem in an industrial context.

This module comprises an individual research project leading to the design and development of an original system or device and involving multi-disciplinary skills. The overall theme of the project will be provided by a staff member from the organisation where the project is being undertaken. This module will enhance the ability of the student to apply his / her engineering skills and expertise to solve a problem in an industrial context.

The project will also develop personal skills suitable to a range of employment settings and initiate the development of career management skills e.g. self-presentation, interview skills, etc. useful for future employment.

Outline Of Syllabus

An individual assignment leading to the design and development of an original system or device, and involving multi-disciplinary skills. The overall theme of the project will be provided by a staff member from the organisation where the project is being undertaken. Assessment of the project is based on a presentation and a dissertation and will be carried out by two members of academic staff whose research interests, or knowledge, are relevant to the project.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Placement/Study AbroadEmployer-based learning1335:00335:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion15:005:00Presentation.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion160:0060:00Dissertation
Total400:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

This module requires the student to undertake a research project which will enhance their ability to apply their engineering expertise to solve a problem in an industrial context. The student is expected to do this project independently.

Alternatives will be offered to students unable to be present-in-person due to the prevailing C-19 circumstances.
Student’s should consult their individual timetable for up-to-date delivery information.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Prof skill assessmnt1M10Industrial Supervisor Assessment.
Report1M70Industrial Report 12,000 words
Oral Examination1M2030 minutes
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

From the oral presentation and report the ability of the student will be assessed regarding;

Subject-specific, core, cognitive, numeracy and computer literacy, teamwork and design skills - which are established from a technical assessment of the oral presentation and dissertation.

Reading Lists

Timetable