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Course Overview

The dissertation is an independent piece of work on advanced mechanical engineering topics. The students are encouraged to focus their dissertation on a problem confronting industry, and demonstrate how the design and operational fundamentals they have learned during the taught programme can be put into practice to provide solutions towards addressing the problem. The dissertation should contain a degree of original work and demonstrate in-depth knowledge and application of concepts acquired throughout the MSc programme.  

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Amir Siddiq

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Master Of Science In Advanced Mechanical Engineering

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This course aims to permit students to undertake a piece of supervised academic research;  to demonstrate critical thinking within a selected research subject;  to collect, manage and/or interpret data from a variety of sources; to prepare written documentation in a scientific manner appropriate for peer-reviewed publications.

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

Oral Presentation 20%; Dissertation 80%

There is no re-sit opportunity in this course.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.


Feedback will be given as a formative form through summative assessment of the dissertation.

Course Learning Outcomes


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