Aims/Description: EngD in Machining Science students normally undertake three 30 credit mini-projects MEC6901, MEC6902, and MEC6903 (90 credits out of 160 required to pass the first year), with the remaining 70 credits coming from taught and professional development modules specified in the regulation for the EngD in Machining Science. A candidate who has been awarded seventy credits in respect of the taught and professional development modules and does not proceed to Year Two, may instead become a candidate for the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Machining Science (**** PG Dip) , in which case the 3 mini projects are replaced by this 50 credit research project. 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.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to students registered for the IDC in Machining Science programme. For those exiting to PGDip in Machining Science only

Staff Contact: Dr A Haworth
Teaching Methods: Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Project work

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