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MEng Individual Final Project - ELE00163M

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  • Department: Electronic Engineering
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Simon Bale
  • Credit value: 60 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2024-25
    • See module specification for other years: 2023-24
  • Notes: This is an independent study module

Module summary

For the final-year project, it is very much up to the individual student to decide the nature and direction of the work. A wide range of project topics are offered for students to work on within the department, and they can also complete a project in industry, or even suggest their own ideas for a project. The work extends over one semester and culminates in the writing of a final report.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Semester 2 2024-25

Module aims

Subject specific module 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 engineering and develop their potential for problem solving in this area

Graduate specific module 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 and critically evaluate the scientific literature, synthesising new information to advance the state of knowledge in a specialised area of engineering

  • Be able to research, design, construct and verify a substantial project in a complex and/or highly specialised area of engineering

  • Be able to debate, contextualise and defend their own work in a succinct and technically accurate manner through project demonstration to a technical audience plus a written final report and oral presentation

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
Final Report
N/A 85
Initial Report
N/A 5
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
N/A 5
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
N/A 5

Special assessment rules


Additional assessment information

Moderation procedure:


Task Length % of module mark
Final Report
N/A 85

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

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.