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Course Overview

The course is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to carry out a project in an approved European institution by pursuing a substantial and realistic exercise in the practice of engineering at or near a professional level, and to further enhance the student's critical and communication skills.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Nina Nikora

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Course Description

The course provides the student with the opportunity to conduct a project in an approved European institution. Some preliminary work may be carried out in the University of Aberdeen in the first half-session but the major part of the project will be undertaken in an approved European institution in the second half-session. Every student is allocated an individual engineering project, which is mainly supervised by a member of the academic staff from the host institutions. However, additional academic input from a University of Aberdeen staff member may also be available if required. The project will normally be in the student's area of professional interest. Projects are of wide variety: theoretical, computational, design, experimental, review and field work. In all cases aspects of project planning and written communication are included.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

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Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%). This comprises: thesis (70%), institution report from the host institution concerning the conduct of the project (15%) and poster presentation (mini-conference) (15%).

Resit: None.

Formative Assessment

The student needs to submit thesis and present a poster.


Students can receive individual feedback on their progress with the Course on request at the weekly meetings with supervisor/feedback sessions. Students requiring individual feedback on their submitted thesis and/or poster presentation should make an appointment within 2 weeks of the publication of the results.

Course Learning Outcomes


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