Cannot be taken with: MAT356, MAT4356, MAT4581, MAT61018

Aims/Description: The student will undertake a placement within a research laboratory within the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Original research will be undertaken under the supervision of one or more members of the academic staff. The student will carry out a Literature Survey (reading of original papers and review articles) and further background reading on the research topic. They will prepare and execute a project plan over the year, spending a minimum of two days a week in the laboratory. Project assessment will involve project plan (week 6), interim report including literature review (week 12), final project dissertation, supervisor's assessment and poster presentation.

Restrictions on availability: Available to MEng Materials Science and Engineering (Biomaterials).

Staff Contact: HAND RUSSELL J
Teaching Methods: Laboratory work, Independent Study,
Assessment: Project/ portfolio

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Materials Science and Engineering):

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