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Course Overview

To provide the students with the opportunity of 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. The project will be carried out over both half-sessions in the University of Aberdeen.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Yakun Guo
  • Dr Alastair Allen
  • Dr Andy Starkey
  • Dr James Ing

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Course Description

Every student is allocated an individual engineering project which is supervised by a member of the academic staff. The project will normally be in the student’s area of professional interest.

Projects are of a wide variety: theoretical, computational, design, experimental, review and field work. In all cases aspects of project planning, written communication, and oral presentation are included.

Further Information & Notes

(i) Available only to students in programme year 4 of a BEng programme.

(ii) This course is spread over both half-sessions. The student effort expected is that of 15 credit points in the first half session and 30credit points in the second half-session.

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%): Winter Term Progress Report (30%), Poster Presentation (20%), Thesis (50%). Resit: There is no opportunity for resitting this course.

Formative Assessment

Feedback on winter report will be provided shortly after the report submitted.


The results of the assessment of individual components will not normally be disclosed to students. However, written feedback will be provided and students requesting individual feedback on their project should make an appointment within 2 weeks of the publication of the results. Students will be informed by the University Registry of the overall result for the course, using the University Common Assessment Scale.

Course Learning Outcomes


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