Aims/Description: The module is student-driven in that the final outcomes are of relevance to their specific EngD projects. The module first entails introductory lectures on the subject which will define individual directed reading tasks. After the outcomes of these have been assessed orally, the students will embark on the a literature-based exercise of relevance to their EngD projects in which up to date literature on a specific topic will be reviewed in depth and critically. This will be defined by discussions with the module conveyor and academic supervisors. This module will to be completed in either the first or second year of study of the Engineering Doctorate.

Staff Contact: Prof. Lin Ma
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Oral assessment

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