BEng Individual Project - ELE00004H

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  • Department: Electronic Engineering
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Stuart Porter
  • Credit value: 40 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2017-18

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2017-18 to Summer Term 2017-18

Module aims

To provide the students with the full experience of an independent project from specifications, analysis, simulation and design, to report writing. Projects cover the full spectrum of topics applicable to Electronics and Computer Engineering.

Indicative Content:

  • Initial literature search of project area.
  • Formulation of initial project milestones.
  • Initial feasibility study, production of initial project timetable, production of initial report.
  • Design of project components.
  • Development of project, updating of project timetable.
  • System integration, testing, demonstration of project.
  • Outlining and writing the final report. Project viva.

There are 3 components to the assessment:

  1. Initial Report (20 hrs)
  2. Final Report (100 hrs preparation)
  3. Project Viva (1 hr)

Module learning outcomes

On completion of this module students are expected to be able to:

  • Appreciate and understand the important engineering aspects applicable to solving problems.
  • Define specifications and propose suitable timescales.
  • Work independently and also interact with colleagues.
  • Develop hardware and/or software skills.
  • Develop report writing skills.
  • Defend their project through a report and viva


Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Module feedback

Students will receive personal and developmental feedback on a weekly basis during the individual supervisions with their project supervisors. They will receive written feedback on their initial reports returned within four weeks.

Indicative reading

Hunt, Andy, Your Research Project - How to Manage it, Routledge, an imprint of Taylor & Francis Books Ltd ISBN: 0415344085.

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.