MSc Project ENG5059P
- Academic Session: 2020-21
- School: School of Engineering
- Credits: 60
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Summer
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
The course provides students with an opportunity to carry out an extended, individual and in-depth project. It allows students to demonstrate their abilities as future engineers, based on their previous undergraduate knowledge and that acquired during their postgraduate study.
None - individual work to be done in collaboration with the academic supervisor.
20% Practical skills Assessment- Technical and Professional Conduct
20% Oral Assessment and Presentation: Poster Presentation
This course aims to:
■ encourage independent thought and work at the leading edge of engineering technology;
■ develop the professional skills required for employment in an internationally leading industrial or research environment;
■ apply the student's engineering knowledge to a substantive problem in an unfamiliar area, accounting for real world constraints;
■ allow the student to apply and critique a variety of engineering analyses and/or develop innovative design solutions;
■ develop technical communication skills, both in a substantial report and a poster presentation.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ take personal responsibility for directing a project plan to solve an engineering problem in an unfamiliar area, typically in an international context;
■ interact in a professional and ethical manner with colleagues, exercising initiative, and applying techniques of project management where appropriate;
■ summarise the key technical (including, where appropriate, academic references, codes of practice and standards) and non-technical (including, where appropriate, commercial, environmental and legal) drivers and constraints of a complex engineering problem;
■ apply mathematics, extensive discipline specific knowledge, principles from related disciplines, and knowledge from outside engineering, in the critical analysis and creative solution of an engineering problem;
■ critically assess interim project outcomes and adapt theory, experimental approaches and design choices to mitigate deficiencies;
■ evaluate project results in relation to current and emerging technologies and in view of current and future societal needs;
■ write a substantial, well presented technical report in clear and concise English;
■ present technical information visually to non-experts using appropriate presentation aids.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
The students must perform a satisfactory amount of work for the project, submit interim reports, the final report and prepare and display a poster.