Module title: Honours Project (Guangxi)

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: ENG10700
Module leader: Colin Boswell
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Mechanical Materials and Manufacturing Management


2019/0, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: CHINA
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Colin Boswell
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The students learn to perform an engineering task from start to finish. They also learn how to plan, how to present their output to colleagues and how to write and submit a written report on time.
The students are given a detailed project guidelines document and are met by the module leader before starting the project. They can select from a list of projects proposed by academic staff. They may also propose their own projects, in some cases; this is done in collaboration with industry. The nature of the project depends on the student’s interests and programme.
Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
Effort is made to relate individual project to real life in industry. The project is a good way of learning how to research a subject and implement an idea.
Assessment (formative and summative)
Assessment is based on work done throughout the two semesters including the written report, the viva and poster. Details are explained in the project guidelines made available to all students. Progress of the project is monitored regularly and the students are provided with regular feedback from the project supervisor and the project panel.
Research/ teaching linkages
Where possible, projects are linked to the supervisor’s line of research and in some case are industry based with joint supervision by a member of academic staff and a company representative.
Supporting equality and diversity
Students individual requirement are taken into account and support is available to ensure the best possible learning opportunities for all students.
International symbols and standards are employed. Many staff are involved in international collaborations.

Formative Assessment:
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Summative Assessment:
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Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Project Supervision 30
Independent Learning Guided independent study 346
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Dissertation 100 1-6 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 10000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The contents and nature of the project will depend on the student’s interest. The supervisor and the students discuss and agree objectives and timescales that will provide a basis for making progress on the project.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1 Formulate a substantial individual project that is strongly related to your core degree programme including planning and risk assessment.
LO2 Independently manage a complex programme of work and deliver against agreed objectives;
LO3 Communicate and defend project progress / outcomes verbally through one to one meetings, presentations, Viva Voce examination and poster-presentations;
LO4 Demonstrate professional engineering competencies by selecting, evaluating and applying appropriate theory and practical techniques to the delivery of the a high quality project outcome;
LO5 Write a clear, concise project report that highlights objectives, background theory, practical work, outcomes, constraints and opportunities.
LO6 Show a capacity for self-appraisal by analysing the strengths and weaknesses of the project process and outcomes

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