Aims/Description: The individual project gives students the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills they have gained during the first three years of the course to a specific task or problem relevant to their chosen stream. Students are required to develop and to demondatrate an ability to (a) take responisibility for the organisation, management and technical progress of a project; (b) apply engineering principles to a practical procject; (c) present, in the form of a substantial project dissertation and colloquium, a concise account of the work carried out and its significance. The dissertation and presentation is expected to at a professional level.

Restrictions on availability: MECU01and MECU04

Teaching Methods: Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Project work, 10% Oral Presentation; 10% Performance and Professional Skills

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

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