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2014-2015 Term dates

Third Term

Monday 27 April - Friday 12 June


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Module Descriptor

MECH3002 Project

Code MECH3002
Alt. Codes(s) None
Title Project
Level 3
UCL Credits/ECTs 1 / 15
Start
March
End
May
Taught by
Dr Paul Fromme Module Coordinator
  All Academic Staff Individual Supervisors

Prerequisites

Previous experience up to advanced level on an engineering undergraduate degree programme with acceptable performances in specific courses, as determined by the Undergraduate Tutor, to the topic of the project offered.

Course Aims

For this course, every student is required to study a specific topic under the supervision of a member of the academic staff. This is laid down as a compulsory element of the degree course by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers for all students to obtain an accredited degree leading to Incorporated or Chartered Engineer qualification. The work will be of an investigative nature and may have analytical, numerical, design and experimental elements involved in it. The initiative for carrying out all aspects of the work rests with each student. Individual students can carry out an investigation into a problem either chosen from a list of suitable problems proposed by individual members of staff or of their own suggestion, in which case it must be approved by the Module Coordinator and have an agreed supervisor. Projects may be undertaken individually or in pairs but will be individually assessed.

Method of Instruction

There will be an introduction to the project course by the Module Coordinator in March of Year 2 when the list of projects will be issued together with detailed instructions for selecting a project and subsequent procedures to be followed throughout the course up to and submission of the final report. There will also be a compulsory lecture on plagiarism in the first term of Year 3.

Assessment

The student’s performance will be assessed by several elements of continual assessment throughout the 3rd Year. The first element consists of a Log-book, as an examinable record of personal input to the project. Next there are two panel meetings at which student’s project will be discussed with a panel of staff members, the second of which will include a formal poster presentation by the student. Between these meetings and shortly before the Christmas vacation, you will be required to submit a progress report, together with your log-book recording your activities, for assessment by the Module Coordinator and your supervisor. Finally students will submit two copies of the final project report, for which detailed instructions will be provided in the procedure issued at the start of the project cycle.

Recommended Reading

Resources beyond the initial instructions and the initial (supervisor’s) description of the individual project, together with any further procedural guidance, will be project topic specific. The latter will be provided by the supervisor once the project has been formally allocated. Syllabus Individual students, or groups of students where appropriate, will carry out an investigation into a problem either of their own suggestion, in which case it must be approved by the Department, or chosen from a list of suitable problems prepared by the Department. The work on each topic will be supervised throughout by a member of the teaching staff.

Syllabus

Individual students, or groups of students where appropriate, will carry out an investigation into a problem either of their own suggestion, in which case it must be approved by the Department, or chosen from a list of suitable problems prepared by the Department. The work on each topic will be supervised throughout by a member of the teaching staff.

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