Individual Project 5 ENG5041P

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Engineering
  • Credits: 60
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This is an extended, individual project that allows students to demonstrate their abilities as future engineers, based on the knowledge, skills and understanding that they have developed during the preceding years of their MEng programme. It may be carried out in industry, an overseas university or in the University of Glasgow or a combination of these.


None - individual work to be done in collaboration with the industrial and/or academic supervisor.

Requirements of Entry

Mandatory Entry Requirements


Recommended Entry Requirements


Excluded Courses





65% Report

20% Practical Skills Assessment - Technical and Professional Conduct

15% Oral Assessment and Presentation

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

The aims of this project are to:

■ introduce students to working in a technical group in industry, a research organisation or university; 

■ encourage independent thought and work;

■ develop technical skills and understanding in a chosen speciality;

■ encourage the application of the student's current knowledge to an unfamiliar area;

■ provide the opportunity to work in an area at the leading edge of engineering technology;

■ develop presentation skills, both for a substantial report and an oral presentation;

■ give experience of the management structure of the host organisation.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ work independently in an unfamiliar environment;

■ appreciate the managerial environment of their chosen host organisation;

■ demonstrate the methodologies associated with their chosen project area;

■ communicate effectively at all levels in the industrial or academic environment;

■ formulate and follow a long-term project plan in a clear, methodical manner;

■ research the scientific and engineering literature relevant to a specific area of engineering;

■ demonstrate intelligent application of their prior knowledge, skills and understanding within a field that may be unfamiliar to them;

■ conduct high quality technical work as an individual and in a team in a commercial or academic environment;

■ write a substantial technical report in clear English;

■ present the outcome of their project orally with appropriate visual aids.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components of the course's summative assessment.

Students must perform a satisfactory amount of work for the project, submit interim reports and the final written report and make an oral presentation.