Engineering

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EMPM012 - SMM MSc Group Project (2019)

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MODULE TITLESMM MSc Group Project CREDIT VALUE90
MODULE CODEEMPM012 MODULE CONVENERProf Christopher Smith (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 11 11 11
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 2
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

The Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing MSc group project will enable you to address a key sustainability area by working within a team on the development of a product from concept to manufacture. It aims to further reinforce you with the key skills sought by global employers, enabling you to overcome cultural barriers, learn knowledge management, computer aided design and engineering systems within a real business context. The group project should have the potential for innovation and also be of significance to the business.

 

AIMS - intentions of the module

The MSc group project and associated thesis aims to showcase a range of your abilities, including effective team working, problem solving, decision making and research skills. It will give you the chance to apply the knowledge and skills you have obtained from taught modules and independent learning to a real-world problem in a professional manner and as part of a team effort.

 

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

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge:

1

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the subject area of the project.

2

Plan and manage the progress of a substantial (900-hour) MSc group project.

3

Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of sustainability issues some of which are at the forefront of current business practice.

4

Show comprehensive understanding, competence and creativity in the development and/or use of appropriate analytical tools and techniques required to undertake the project.

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:

5

Demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing and the processes and tools used within.

6

Demonstrate sound knowledge and understanding of the economic, environmental and social impact of sustainability.

7

Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the industrial engineering culture and entrepreneurial understanding applied to a business environment

8

Ability to effectively evaluate and interpret in a critical way.

9

Ability to apply technical knowledge to solve complex problems.

10

Ability to autonomously apply skills and knowledge to new situations.

11

Analysis and evaluation of complex technical and business information.

12

Ability to apply relevant techniques appropriately and understand how their results may be used to inform judgements and develop and advance ideas and/or practice.

Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and  Knowledge:

13

Demonstrate experience of working in a team for a major (900-hour) group project.

14

Effectively apply skills in problem solving, oral and written communication, information technology, working with others and numeracy.

15

Prove independence and self-direction in problem solving and decision making.

 

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

As agreed with MSc group project supervisor. Outline group project schedule includes:

  • Months 0-6: Identification of group, research topic and project supervisor
  • Months 6-12: Submission of working title and draft introduction to project supervisor
  • Months: 12-20: Submission of draft literature review to project supervisor
  • Months 20-24: Submission of draft research methodology to project supervisor
  • Months 24-35: Submission of completed individual thesis

 

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 0.00 Guided Independent Study 900.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS

Category

Hours of study time

Description

Guided independent study

900

Guided independent and group study with regular meetings with project supervisor and other group members.

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade

Form of Assessment

Size of the assessment  e.g. duration/length

ILOs assessed

Feedback method

Design, results and analysis 

Short Report

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 12

Verbal and written notes

Draft methodology section

4000 words

4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11

Verbal and written notes

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 100 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams 0
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT

Form of Assessment

 

% of credit

Size of the assessment  e.g. duration/length

ILOs assessed

Feedback method

Coursework – individual thesis

100

15,000 words

All

Written and verbal

 

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-assessment

As above

Coursework (100%)

All

To be decided by the Programme Management Board

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

You will be given one opportunity to remedy failure in the MSc Group Project. If a mark of 30 or less is obtained you will only be permitted to submit a re-worked submission for examination against the learning outcomes associated with the Postgraduate Diploma, the achievement of which would enable you to be considered for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma (awarded by the University of Warwick only). 

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

Reading list for this module:

There are currently no reading list entries found for this module.

CREDIT VALUE 90 ECTS VALUE 45
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 7 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Tuesday 11 June 2019 LAST REVISION DATE Tuesday 11 June 2019
KEY WORDS SEARCH None Defined