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Individual Final Project - ELE00080H

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  • Department: Electronic Engineering
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Adar Pelah
  • Credit value: 40 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2024-25
    • See module specification for other years: 2023-24

Module summary

This is an individual project you carry out on an engineering topic of your choice.This major independent project gives you the opportunity to work from specification and analysis through simulation and design to final deliverable(s). You can choose from a large number of offered project titles, or suggest an idea of your own that allows you to tailor your project to develop your skills and align with your career goals.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Semester 2 2024-25

Module aims

Subject specific aims:

  • To allow students to gain in-depth knowledge in one area from a spectrum of topics applicable to engineering

Graduate skills aims:

  • To provide the students with the full experience of an independent project from specifications, analysis, simulation and design, to report writing

  • To develop skills in gathering and critically analysing information from reliable sources and constructing technical reports for a specified audience

  • To develop skills in project management, including the management of time, risk and resources

Module learning outcomes

Subject content learning outcomes

After successful completion of this module, students will:

  • Be able to independently evaluate and assess alternative approaches to specific engineering problems

  • Be able to analyse the scientific literature in a specialised area and make an informed selection of tools and techniques to apply

  • Be able to research, design, construct and verify a project in an advanced and/or specialised area of engineering

  • Be able to present and defend their own work through a written final report and oral presentation

Graduate skills learning outcomes

After successful completion of this module, students will:

  • Appreciate and understand the important engineering aspects applicable to solving problems

  • Be able to define specifications and propose suitable timescales

  • Be able to work independently and also interact with colleagues

  • Be able to defend their project orally

  • Be able to construct technical reports that show critical analysis of information gathered from reliable sources, to a specified audience

  • Be able to plan their own time

  • Be able to consider and evaluate the risks in a project

Module content

The student’s project choices from the published list, ordered from first to fifth choices, are to be submitted in Week 1 of Semester 1. Once the project is assigned, the student is strongly encouraged to meet with their first project supervisor during Semester 1 to begin formative work in preparation for project work in Semester 2. Following submission of the Initial Report and Final Report in Semester 2, the student will be asked to give a short presentation about their project as part of the viva examination. The presentation should include project objectives, methods, results, conclusions and future work, and may include a brief demonstration, or video clip, as appropriate to the project.


Task Length % of module mark
Essay: Initial Report
N/A 10
Essay: Project Dissertation
N/A 80
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
N/A 5
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Project Viva
N/A 5

Special assessment rules


Additional assessment information

Moderation procedure:

NB: Dissertation word count does not include TOC, TOF, Abstract, references, captions


Task Length % of module mark
Project Dissertation
N/A 80

Module feedback

'Feedback’ at a university level can be understood as any part of the learning process which is designed to guide your progress through your degree programme. We aim to help you reflect on your own learning and help you feel more clear about your progress through clarifying what is expected of you in both formative and summative assessments. A comprehensive guide to feedback and to forms of feedback is available in the Guide to Assessment Standards, Marking and Feedback.

The School of PET aims to provide some form of feedback on all formative and summative assessments that are carried out during the degree programme. In general, feedback on any written work/assignments undertaken will be sufficient so as to indicate the nature of the changes needed in order to improve the work. The School will endeavour to return all exam feedback within the timescale set out in the University's Policy on Assessment Feedback Turnaround Time. The School would normally expect to adhere to the times given, however, it is possible that exceptional circumstances may delay feedback. The School will endeavour to keep such delays to a minimum. Please note that any marks released are subject to ratification by the Board of Examiners and Senate. Meetings at the start/end of each term provide you with an opportunity to discuss and reflect with your supervisor on your overall performance to date.

Statement of Feedback

Formative Feedback

  • Access to lab facilities will provide the opportunity to ask questions and receive verbal help and feedback about your progress in developing practical skills.

  • You will have the chance to discuss and receive feedback on your module work plan and reflective report from your supervisor.

  • Questions can be asked at any time, and will be answered as soon as possible.

Summative Feedback

Individual feedback will be provided for all the assessments.

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.