10 Credits AUTUMN



Aims/Description: This module is concerned with initiating a research project. You will identify a topic and prepare a report that proposes initial experiments as well as providing the justification for performing the research. This module uses an extended case study approach as an introduction to your specific discipline and to build your cohort experience. You will work in groups to review a current engineering challenge. Drawing on relevant literature and technical sources you will work with the support of a mentor to assess the context of the problem, propose a forward plan, carry out a sustainability assessment of that plan as well as detail the regulatory compliance and carry out a risk assessment. The results will be presented at a showcase event with supporting short reports.

Staff Contact: RICCO PIERRE
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Practical skills assessment, Project/ portfolio

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Mechanical Engineering):

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