40 credits at level HE6
The final year project is a pathway-specific, supervised, student-centred activity in which the student will define the scope and nature of tasks to be done, execute them and critically appraise the outcomes. In doing this, the student builds on previous experience of project work and synthesises knowledge and practices drawn from a variety of specialist modules, as well as evidencing their capacity for lifelong learning and professional development through their approach to and handling of the chosen topic.
In particular, the project will develop the students ability to:
define a problem and plan a workload;
undertake comprehensive research and practical investigation;
analyse outcomes, derive conclusions and present recommenda
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Engage in creative and independent thought and judgement on a particular topic.
demonstrate originality in choice and definition of topic and/or investigative approach.engagement with the project subject. evidence depth of intellectual validate conclusions and recommendations
|2.||deploy relevant conceptual frameworks and
Deploy relevant conceptual frameworks and analytical tools in collecting and interpreting data.
Design a suitable test/study/investigation which permits analysis and critical evaluation of results.
|3.|| adopt a creative and strategic approach to problem-solving which reflects industrial practice and need.
||. select and apply a design strategy and problem-solving techniques appropriate to their pathway and to professional practice|
|4.|| display general IT skills of a professional standard, and the ability to use pertinent software for the analysis, manipulation and presentation of information appropriate to the chosen field of study.||
compile a high-quality report and presentation using Office software.
select and apply appropriate computer-based methods for modelling and analysing engineering problems.
|5.|| demonstrate the ability to commit to a long-term project and employ effective time management skills and techniques in setting and accomplishing objectives.||
plan and execute a project within a given time constraint.
set realistic and feasible objectives.
identify and prioritise tasks.
generate and adhere to a time plan e.g. Gantt chart.
|6.|| articulate arguments to a high standard in a written report and oral presentation, and engage in debate in a professional manner with peers and tutors.
structure a dissertation report to suit the topic.
display a high standard of critical argument and prose.
discuss theoretical ideas and present rational arguments based on evidence in the formal setting of a seminar.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Project proposal||progress reports||project report||seminar|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
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