2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
CAPE5010M Research Project (MEng)
45 creditsClass Size: 170
Module manager: Dr O Cayre
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
This module is not approved as an Elective
Module summaryStudents receive training to enable them to carry out experimental/computational research work over two semesters. Planning and performing experiements is supported by academic and technical staff but relies on the student's engagement and initiative to be successful.
Objectives- to enable students to demonstrate their research ability and their initiative in driving a research project;
- to provide students with an opportunity to gain experience of planning, executing and reporting a research project of the type they will undertake in an industry/academic environment;
- to provide students with the ability to present research data both orally and in the form of scientific reports;
- to have an appreciation of the health and safety issues associated with their research topic.
- Gain specialist knowledge in the area of research;
- Gain analytical skills in interpreting research data obtained from the novel experiments performed as part of the research project.
- Research initiation
- Literature review.
- Project planning.
- Experiments and analysis.
- Scientific presentation and report writing.
Project activities include:
- Literature review and background reading (to develop a clear understanding of the research topic).
- Familiarisation with research methodology (ie equipment, computer, software, etc), in particular, experiment design.
- Planning for the experimental and/or computational work to be carried out.
- Carrying out experimental/computational work.
- Analysis and interpretation of results.
- Oral presentation.
- Final report writing
- Training in good health and safety practice.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Office Hour Discussions||22||1.00||22.00|
|Small Group Learning||22||2.00||44.00|
|Private study hours||176.00|
|Total Contact hours||274.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||450.00|
Private study- Literature reading: 60 hours
- Data analysis: 40 hours
- Interim report writing: 20 hours
- Oral presentation: 8 hours
- Final report writing: 56 hours.
Opportunities for Formative Feedback- Weekly meetings with supervisor
- Feedback on research proposal
- Interim report
- Oral presentations
- Feedback on report outline
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|In-course Assessment||Continuous assessment by Supervisor||15.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 30/04/2019
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