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Second Term

Monday 12 January 2015 - Friday 27 March 2015

Third Term

Monday 27 April 2015 - Friday 12 June 2015

College Closure


Closes - Wednesday 1 April 2015 
Reopens - Wednesday 8 April 2015

Module Descriptor

MECHGM99 – Individual Project Report

Code: MECHGM99 (Mechanical Engineering, Power Systems Engineering)
Alt. Codes(s) None
Title: Individual Project Report
Level: M
UCL Credits/ECTS: 75/30 ECTs
Start: Jan*
End: Sept
Taught by: Dr P J Tan (Module Coordinator)
Supervision from members of staff from Department

Only available to students enrolled on MSc Mechanical Engineering or MSc Power Systems Engineering.

Course Aims and Objectives
To course 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.

Thesis (85%) – all theses are blind marked by the project supervisor and one other academic.
Presentation and oral exam (15%)

Workshops, labs etc are project specific
Thesis guidelines document – available from Module Moodle page

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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