Cannot be taken with: MEC315

Aims/Description: The purpose of this module is to allow students who have not completed MEC315 to undertake sufficient individual investigative project activity to allow them to exit from MEng Mechanical Engineering courses with an accredited BEng degree. The project activity undertaken will permit the student to demonstrate planning and organisational skills, to show initiative and also to display the technical skills that they have developed over the preceding years of study. The technical components of a project may be experimental, theoretical, analytical or design-based and most projects will require proficiency in a number of these. Assessment of the module is based upon conduct and the submission of a report. The project will extend the work begun in the Group Design project (MEC307).

Restrictions on availability: Only for students in Mechanical Engineering who complete MEC307 but wish to gain an IMechE accredited BEng.

Staff Contact: RONGONG JEM A
Teaching Methods: To obtain an accredited degree, students must spend at least 300 hours undertaking an investigative project with substantial individual content. If the work involves extending the activity from their Group Design Project (MEC307), this activity should involve an additional 100 hours of work. (In the exceptional case where the content is based on work originally intended for an MEng Individual project, the work will reflect the full 300 hours effort). As it is an individual project, most of the time will be spent undertaking individual study which might involve theoretical, experimental or computational work. Project meetings (2 hours) will review progress and provide guidance for the student.
Assessment: Project work

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