Aims/Description: Students will be required to undertake three mini-projects, with one of these in a technology area outside of those studied during their first degree to give them an appreciation of research strategies and methodologies in different disciplines.The projects can be undertaken individually or, where appropriate, as a small group. Due to the nature of the IDC, overall research topic areas as well as those investigated through mini-projects will be industrially motivated. Students will investigate technology solutions to the problem posed by their overall topic area.The projects will also help to embed the ethos of advanced manufacturing, and expose students to the latest developments in the field of machining science.

Staff Contact: Mrs N Farquhar
Teaching Methods: Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Project work

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