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MEng Individual Project - ELE00101M

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  • Department: Electronic Engineering
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Martin Robinson
  • Credit value: 80 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2018-19
  • Notes: This is an independent study module

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2018-19 to Summer Term 2018-19

Module aims

Subject content aims:

  • To allow students to work individually on a major project which develops their capacity to think independently and creatively about a specific area of electronic engineering and develop their potential for problem solving in this area

Graduate skills aims:

  • To develop skills in critically evaluating and synthesising new information based on researched information and writing concise technical reports appropriate for the target audience
  • To develop advanced skills in designing, delivering and defending engaging presentations on advanced topics, appropriate for the target audience

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 substantial project in a complex and/or highly specialised area of engineering

Graduate skills learning outcomes

After successful completion of this module, students will:

  • Be able to construct concise technical reports that critically evaluate and synthesise new information based on research, appropriate for the target audience
  • Be able to design, deliver and defend persuasive technical presentations based on selected reliable evidence to the target audiences
  • Be able to present and defend their own work in a viva setting


Task Length % of module mark
Continuous Assessment
N/A 100

Special assessment rules


Additional assessment information

There are four elements to the assessment: an initial report due in week 5 of the Spring term worth 5% of the marks; the final project report due in Summer week 5, typically 70-150 pages, worth 85% of the overall mark; a project presentation held in Summer week 1, 20 minutes long, worth 5% of the overall mark; and a project viva held in Summer week 7 or 8, 45 minutes long, and worth 5% of the mark.



Module feedback

Formative feedback is provided in supervisions.

Indicative reading

Hunt, Andy, ‘Your Research Project - How to Manage it’, Routledge, an imprint of Taylor & Francis Books Ltd ISBN: 0415344085
Weaver, Philip, ‘Success in Your Project. A Guide to Student System Development projects, Prentice Hall, 2003
Dawson, Christian, ‘Projects in Computing and Information Systems: A Student's Guide’, Addison-Wesley 2009
Tidd, J. and Bessant J., ‘Managing Innovation – Integrating Technological, Market and Organizational Change’, John Wiley and Sons, 2009

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.