Mechanical Engineering with Aeronautics BEng/MEng

Individual Project 4 ENG4110P

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: School of Engineering
  • Credits: 30
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

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 BEng programme.


None - individual work to be done in collaboration with the 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

This aims of this project aims are to:

■ 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 significant report and an oral presentation.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ work independently in an unfamiliar environment;

■ demonstrate the methodologies associated with their chosen project area;

■ communicate effectively at all levels in an 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/or in a team;

■ 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.