Aims/Description: This student-led unit builds on the professional skills training and the metallurgical and research training and experience delivered and gained in years 1 and 2. Students will work in small groups, full-time for 2 weeks, as consutants on a real metallurgical problem facing a small business under the guidance of an academic mentor. Groups will work with the business to understand the problem, plan and execute a strategy to solve it and present their results and recommendations to the business.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to students registered on CDT programmes.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Laboratory work, Independent Study

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