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Term Dates: 2015-2016

 Term Date
First Term Mon 28 Sept 2015 - Fri 18 Dec 2015
Second Term Mon 11 Jan 2016 - Wed 23 March 2016
Third Term Mon 25 Apr 2016 - Fri 10 Jun 2016

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Module Descriptor

MECHGI01 Innovation and Group Design Project

Alt. Codes(s) None
Title Innovation and Group Design Project
Level M
UCL credits/ETCS 30 / 12
Start September
End May
Taught by Prof Mark Miodownik Module Coordinator

All courses taught in the MSc programme.
Course Aims
To provide the students with the opportunity

  • of thinking creatively as a group in order to design a novel engineering product/system in response to an unmet customer need under time and resource constraints
  • to assess its commercial potential
  • to apply formal project management techniques such as planning, resource allocation, cost estimation, project monitoring and reporting;
  • to develop enterprise skills and business awareness.

Method of Instruction
Independent study individually and as a group
Seminars and lectures
Group meetings, progress reports and presentations
First presentation (10%) and final group presentation/viva (10%)
Midyear project report 10%
Group report/portfolio (55%)
Individual contribution (15%)
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