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CM5908: GROUP PROJECT (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

In the first term, students were able to develop both their research skills and lab skills.  However, it is often the application of these skills within a team environment that is of greatest importance for many business sectors.  Therefore, in this module students will need to work as part of a small team in order to study a research problem. 

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Third Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Alan Mccue
  • Dr Eve Wildman

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme
  • Msc Advanced Energy Materials: Energy Generation & Storage Technology

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

In the first term, students were able to develop both their research skills and lab skills.  However, it is often the application of these skills within a team environment that is of greatest importance for many business sectors.  Therefore, in this module students will need to work as part of a small team in order to study a research problem.  The problem in question may involve practical work, data analysis/evaluation or a combination of both.  The project will be set within a commercial theme where students will work for a ‘client’. 

Project format: 

  • This is a 4-week project where the group will work for a client to solve a problem 
  • Stage 1 – Mock client meeting to receive project brief 
  • Stage 2 – Preparation of project plan based on project brief (written plan) 
  • Stage 3 – Project execution (data collection & evaluation) 
  • Stage 4 – Project presentation (present findings & recommendations, answer client questions)

Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Oral Presentation: Group

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
Assessment Weeks 47 Feedback Weeks 48

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Feedback

Group presentation but marking will contain an element of individual contribution

20 mins + questions per student

Written/verbal feedback.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralAnalyseDemonstrate effective group work skills - project communication, management and execution.
ProceduralCreateGain experience in presenting results by oral presentation and answering questions.
ProceduralCreateDemonstrate key research skills - project design, decision making and problem solving.
ProceduralEvaluateDemonstrate an ability to collect, analyse and interpret data to extract meaning.

Design Project: Group

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks 44 Feedback Weeks 45

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Project design plan

Written/verbal feedback.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralAnalyseDemonstrate effective group work skills - project communication, management and execution.
ProceduralCreateDemonstrate key research skills - project design, decision making and problem solving.

Project execution with peer assessment

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks 46 Feedback Weeks 46

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Feedback

Written/verbal feedback.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralAnalyseDemonstrate effective group work skills - project communication, management and execution.
ProceduralCreateDemonstrate key research skills - project design, decision making and problem solving.
ProceduralEvaluateDemonstrate an ability to collect, analyse and interpret data to extract meaning.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed elements

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralCreateDemonstrate key research skills - project design, decision making and problem solving.
ProceduralAnalyseDemonstrate effective group work skills - project communication, management and execution.
ProceduralCreateGain experience in presenting results by oral presentation and answering questions.
ProceduralEvaluateDemonstrate an ability to collect, analyse and interpret data to extract meaning.

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