Undergraduate 

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: 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 undergraduate programme.

Timetable

None - individual work to be done in collaboration with the academic supervisor.

Requirements of Entry

Mandatory Entry Requirements

None

Recommended Entry Requirements

None

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

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;

■ foster integration of the student's engineering knowledge, applied to a practical problem;

■ allow the student to demonstrate skills in engineering analysis and an ability to make appropriate design choices in a realistic engineering setting;

■ develop technical communication skills, both in a substantial project report and an oral presentation.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ formulate and execute a project plan independently and safely;

■ summarise key aspects of the technical literature (including academic references, codes of practice and standards) relevant to a project;

■ apply mathematics and discipline specific engineering principles proficiently in the analysis and creative solution of an engineering problem;

■ critically assess technical project outcomes, quantifying any effects on the design or analysis of input-data uncertainty;

■ assess design choices / analysis outcomes in the wider engineering context, considering implications for business, customers and society at large, and the environmental context;

■ interact in a professional and ethical manner with colleagues;

■ write a substantial technical report in clear English;

■ present technical information orally to non-specialists using appropriate visual aids.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

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