60 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: The aim of the project is to give you the opportunity to develop further your advanced knowledge and skills and apply these to a specific problem or set of problems. It builds on the taught modules and develops a greater level of independence. You will be allocated a project supervisor with whom you will develop the project specification and who will provide overall guidance on the project. However, you are expected to demonstrate a high level of initiative and independence. You will also develop skills in creative and critical thinking, analysis, reflection, effective project management and communication. 

Restrictions on availability: Only available to students registered on BIET01.

Teaching Methods: Lectures - used to transmit information, explain theories and concepts, and illustrate methods of analysis or design. Private Study- in preparation for lectures and assessment develops students' understanding of theoretical and empirical issues, and increases their knowledge base in the discipline. Project supervision - The student will also have a personal supervisor and is expected to meet him/her regularly for 30-60 minutes, in order to discuss their progress and obtain advice on it. The rest of the work they are expected to plan and carry out independently.
Assessment: Description and literature review, due halfway through the first semester, 10-15 pages Final dissertation and poster presentation. The main assessment of the module is by a dissertation that is produced towards the end of the second semester, complemented by a poster presentation at a session where the work done is to be demonstrated and questions answered.

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Interdisciplinary Programmes in Engineering):

Teaching timetable


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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK