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This course provides MEng students with the opportunity to undertake self study on a topic relevant to his/her degree programme. The topic should allow the student to extend his/her knowledge of an area of engineering, which may have been discussed briefly within the degree programme. Although topics are generally proposed by staff, there is the opportunity for a student to propose a topic of particular interest, provided it meets the learning outcomes of the course. The course includes two six week long studies over the semester with feedback after both submissions.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
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The course comprises two exercises, which involve in depth technical self-study on a topic related to the MEng specialism (defined by the programme) of individual students. The exercise may take the form of, for example, an intelligent synthesis of published material on a topic, critical analysis of literature, comparison of methods of analysis or back analysis of case studies. Each exercise requires the student to produce a written paper on the specialist topic. Both exercises are examined by continuous assessment with the student also undertaking a conference presentation on one of the topics.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
The first paper is weighted 30%. The second paper is weighted 50% with the presentation being weighted 20%.
There are no assessments for this course.
Written feedback will be provided by the supervisor of the first and second papers after these have been assessed and by a panel of 3 academics who will sit in on the presentations.