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ES4F6 - Individual Project

  • Module code: ES4F6
  • Module name: Individual Project
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Projects will vary in nature from design and make to computational and research-based projects. All proposed projects should give students the opportunity to achieve the learning outcomes. The module aims to provide students with a vehicle to develop and/or integrate knowledge and skills as well as discover and (in some cases) create new knowledge using literature, experimentation or modelling and analysis where appropriate. The module also aims to reward curiosity and motivation with a satisfying experience involving close interaction with an academic supervisor.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to.... • Design a project defining aims and objectives, evaluating requirements and constraints as appropriate. • Evaluate risk issues including general project risks, time, uncertainty, information, data, ethical, intellectual property rights, codes of practice and standards and create a project plan which demonstrates appropriate risk management • Apply and integrate knowledge and principles from a range of disciplines as appropriate to analyse and solve a problem • Comprehensively analyse and assess results and communicate feasibility of implementation to technical and non-technical audiences. • Plan and carry out a personal programme of work demonstrating project management by monitoring and adjusting throughout the project lifecycle and exercising initiative and personal responsibility to perform a complex project autonomously. • Reflect on the project and opportunities for skills development evaluating lessons learned and the role of the project in lifelong learning.

Timetabled teaching activities

20 hours of tutorials. 5 hours of project briefings Total 25 hours deployed alongside ES327

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: ES4F6-30)
A1 (Assessed work only) Final Report 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core
  • MEng Civil Engineering with Exchange Year (H21A) - Year 4
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Exchange Year (H320) - Year 4
  • MEng Electronic Engineering with Exchange Year (H64Z) - Year 4
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering with Exchange Year (HH79) - Year 4