Aims/Description: Research Projects are intended for Fourth Year MEng students. The projects are carried out broadly based on the research activities in the department. As such, a project is usually supported through a programme of research in the supervisor's group. The key purpose of this module is to introduce a student to basic principles of research work, and its academic societal and commercial importance. A student achieves this through the following stages: a) A clear definition of the problem of a research project and its main objectives. b) A related literature review. c) A choice of research strategy for achieving the research objectives. d) Data acquisition and analysis. e) A critical consideration of research achievements with respect to its societal/commercial application. f) Collation of critical and useful information in a dissertation resembling a publication format, which also introduces students to technical writing. g) Communication of research topic and findings with colleagues and academics. h) Opening of new research avenues.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study,
Assessment: Course work, Project work, Presentation

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