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CM5944: INDIVIDUAL PROJECT (2023-2024)

Last modified: 05 Oct 2023 08:46


Course Overview

To gain experience in research applicable to Sustainable Energy Transitions, students undertake a clearly defined individual project requiring literature reviewing, project design and definition, experimental activities, data processing and interpretation and reporting.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Third Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Alan Mccue

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Master Of Science In Chemistry For Sustainable Energy

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

To gain experience in research applicable to Sustainable Energy Transitions, students undertake a clearly defined individual project requiring literature reviewing, project design and definition, experimental activities, data processing and interpretation and reporting. The project should also provide the student with the opportunity for investigation and problem solving. All projects will involve ‘supervised but independent’ research leading to the submission of a project dissertation for examination. Students will also give an oral presentation on the project experience. Students may be based within the University of Aberdeen or within an industrial setting.

Project format and guidance:

  • Projects will commence at the end of June and be completed by mid August
  • Project supervisors will meet with the student frequently (approximately once per week)
  • For projects in industry student will be assigned an additional university-based supervisor
  • Selection for industrial projects will be based on academic performance
  • Where a student is able to identify an industrial link from which a placement can be arranged, then priority for this placement is given to the student

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

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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: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks 3 Feedback Weeks 4

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15 minutes + questions per student

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralApplyGain experience in presenting results in written form as well as by oral presentation
ProceduralCreateDemonstrate key generic skills including project design, project management, decision making, time management and problem solving
ReflectionEvaluateDemonstrate an ability to collect, analyse and interpret data to extract meaning

Project Report/Dissertation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks 3 Feedback Weeks 5

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralCreateDemonstrate key generic skills including project design, project management, decision making, time management and problem solving
ReflectionEvaluateDemonstrate an ability to collect, analyse and interpret data to extract meaning

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks 48 Feedback Weeks 50

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Literature review

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralCreateDemonstrate key generic skills including project design, project management, decision making, time management and problem solving
ReflectionEvaluateDemonstrate an ability to collect, analyse and interpret data to extract meaning

Engagement Mark

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks 3

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralCreateDemonstrate key generic skills including project design, project management, decision making, time management and problem solving
ReflectionEvaluateDemonstrate 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 (pass marks carried forward)

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralCreateDemonstrate key generic skills including project design, project management, decision making, time management and problem solving
ReflectionEvaluateDemonstrate an ability to collect, analyse and interpret data to extract meaning
ProceduralApplyGain experience in presenting results in written form as well as by oral presentation

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