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Module Descriptor

MECHGI99 Individual Project

Code MECHGI99
Alt. Codes(s) None
Title Individual Project
Level M
UCL Credits/ECTS 60 / 24
Start January
End September
Taught by Dr Balabani
Supervision from members of staff from Department
Module Co-ordinator
Dr P J Tan

Prerequisites
All courses taught in the MSc programmes.
Course Aims
The individual project aims to develop independent research and project management skills and to improve technical writing and critical analysis ability. The student will be required to conduct an individual piece of research over an extended period of time and to produce a coherent body of work to a deadline. Guidance will be provided by an academic supervisor but it is expected that the work and effort is driven and managed by the student. The output consists of a presentation followed by a question and answer session and a theses of up to10,000 words. The practical and experimental skills learnt are dependent upon the type of project chosen.
Method of Instruction
Self study
Formal progress reports have to be submitted.
Each student will have a member of academic staff to act as their supervisor.
Assessment
Thesis (80%) - all theses are blind marked by the project supervisor and one other academic
Presentation and oral exam (20%) 
Recommended Reading
Additional Information
The start date is listed as January; this is when project selection takes place. Students start full time on their projects after their MSc exams in March and work through until the end of their MSc in September.

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