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MX4022: EXTERNAL PROJECT (2014-2015)

Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

The 4th year external project is a good opportunity to do some research in an area of mathematics which is applicable to industry. External projects are supervised by somebody working in industry. Students will be expected to have regular meetings with their project supervisor, either at the university or via Skype. A report should be submitted at the end of the course and a presentation of the project should take place shortly afterwards. Students should be able to demonstrate in the project that they have a good understanding of the topic they covered, often through working out examples.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Meadhbh Boyle

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Course Description

The student will undertake a part-time placement in some company, external institution or other university department to work on a project approved by the department. The placement will extend over all or part of the half-session as appropriate. Both an on-site supervisor and a departmental supervisor will be appointed to monitor the student's progress. The assessment of the course will be based on a report written by the student and on assessments by the supervisors. The course will only be available for selected students and if suitable placements can be found.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: Assessed on the project report (40 pages approximately) and the oral presentation (the presentations are given during the second half-session). Resit: Assessed on the revised project report. Only the marks gained on first attempt will count towards Honours classification.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.


Students contact their project supervisors and/or the course coordinator for feedback.

Course Learning Outcomes


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