Engineering

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ECMM129 - Engineering MSc Project (2015)

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MODULE TITLEEngineering MSc Project CREDIT VALUE60
MODULE CODEECMM129 MODULE CONVENERProf Fayyaz Ali Memon (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 11 weeks 11 weeks 6 weeks
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 11
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

This module represents your individual research project on a topic relevant to the degree programme. You will choose your project topic in the middle of the first term, either from a list provided by the module leader or, with agreement with your supervisor (you will be assigned at least one academic staff supervisor).

 

You will be required to present an initial research proposal which is discussed with and assessed by the module leader.  During the project, you will present verbal and written progress reports to audiences of peers and teaching staff. These presentations will encourage discussion about communication skills and research methodology, and you will be supported by individual guidance where appropriate. You should have regular (normally weekly) meetings with your supervisor throughout the project duration until the submission date in September.  The research proposal must pertain to the research project topic chosen, and be unique to this module, i.e. not similar to that of the research methodologies module ECMM410.
 

 

AIMS - intentions of the module
The aim of the project and associated dissertation is for you to undertake and present individual research relevant to your MSc degree programme Supply Chain Management at Masters level. It will give you the chance to work autonomously on a project of your choice, and to both demonstrate and develop your communication, problem solving, research and project management skills.
 
 
 
This module covers Specific Learning Outcomes in Engineering, which apply to accredited programmes at Bachelors/MEng/Masters level. These contribute to the  educational requirements for CEng registration (as defined under the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence – UK-SPEC).
 
 
 
This module correlates to references ME1 - ME3, MD1, MD2, MS1, MS2, MP1 - MP3 and GM2. These references are indices of the specific learning outcomes expected of Bachelors/MEng/Masters candidates set out in UK-SPEC, codified with reference to systems used by professional accrediting institutions. A full list of the standards can be found on the Engineering Council's website, at http://www.engc.org.uk

 

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

On successful completion of this module, you should be able to:

 

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge:
1 demonstrate a deep understanding of knowledge in the field of the chosen research project;
2 show comprehensive understanding of appropriate research techniques and methodologies.
Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:
3 display the ability to apply knowledge to the projects topic in a critical manner;
4 exhibit the ability to apply appropriate research techniques and methodologies in a critical manner;
5 take an analytical, systematic and creative approach to problem solving in the research project.
Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and  Knowledge:
6 demonstrate independence and self direction in problem solving and decision making;
7 exercise initiative and personal responsibility in professional practice;
8 illustrate effective communication skills using a variety of media and techniques.

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

Programme of work to be set by the project supervisor.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 29.00 Guided Independent Study 571.00 Placement / Study Abroad
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 22 Regular (weekly) meetings with supervisor
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 7 Project presentations by students and module leader
Guided independent study 571 Research undertaken by student and
preparation of reports/dissertation

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Progress reports in written and oral presentation format 2 pages /10 minutes All Written and verbal from peers and teaching staff
       
       
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 100 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Short project proposal and verbal presentation examined by the supervisor 10 1,000 words and presentation All BART sheet; verbal -
(supervisor, teaching staff, and peers)
Dissertation examined independently by the supervisor and another academic member of staff 90 10,000 to 20,000 words All Verbal (supervisor)
         
         
         

 

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-reassessment
All above Coursework (100%) All To be decided by the exam board
       
       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

If a module is normally assessed entirely by coursework, all referred/deferred assessments will normally be by assignment.


If a module is normally assessed by examination or examination plus coursework, referred and deferred assessment will normally be by examination. For referrals, only the examination will count, a mark of 50% being awarded if the examination is passed. For deferrals, candidates will be awarded the higher of the deferred examination mark or the deferred examination mark combined with the original coursework mark.

RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set McMillan, K, Weyers, J How to Write Essays and Assignments Pearson Education Skills Set 2010 978-0273726951 [Library]
Set McMillan, K, Weyers, J How to Write Dissertations and Project Reports Pearson Education 2010 978-0273726937 [Library]
Set Bowden, J Writing a report: how to prepare, write and present effective reports 8th How To Books Ltd 2008 978-1845282936 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 60 ECTS VALUE 30
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) M (NQF level 7) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Friday 09 January 2015 LAST REVISION DATE Wednesday 25 November 2015
KEY WORDS SEARCH MSc engineering projects