Module title: MEng Dissertation

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: ENG11500
Module leader: Pablo Jaen Sola
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Mechanical Materials and Manufacturing Management
Prerequisites

Honours Project

2019/0, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Colin Boswell
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Some new investigative work, either desk- and/or laboratory-based will be required to gain deeper insight but the student will also develop further skills in the reflection and presentation of their chosen topic.

Assessment is through four instruments:

1. Programme of work: a written submission outlining planned dissertation activity, 10%, due week 2.
2. Short conference-style paper (4 pages), 20%, week 11.
3. Presentation of paper to peers and invited guests at internal ‘Conference Day’, 20%, week 13.
4. Dissertation, to be hard-bound, 50%, week1, trimester 2.

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
Module content is developed in consultation with employers.
Guest speakers offer the opportunity for networking and development of job search strategy.
Communication and report-writing skills are developed through the continuous assessment component.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Formative and summative assessment is carried out through the coursework and end of module examination.

Research/ teaching linkages
Staff undertake scholarly and research activities on project subjects.
Relevant research findings are delivered within the module.

Supporting equality and diversity
All materials are available on WebCT to cater for the diverse student group.
Academic supervision and tutorial support are available each taught week of the module to support students.

Internationalisation
The content of the module provides all international students with an understanding of UK practice.
International case studies are cited as appropriate.
International students are encouraged to discuss practices adopted in their home nation.


Formative Assessment:
To be developed

Summative Assessment:
To be developed

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Guided independent study 180
Face To Face Guided independent study 20
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200



Description of module content:

The student will perform research to Master’s level under supervision. The findings of the research will be communicated through two major pieces of work:
- MEng Dissertation
- MEng Conference Day
The production of a Conference paper will develop research paper writing skills and presentation of the research findings at the MEng Dissertation Day, including publication of the Conference Proceedings, will give the opportunity to appreciate the significance of such events.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1. formulate and design further investigative study;
LO2. manage and progress study through laboratory and/or desk-based programme of work;
LO3. critically assess contributions to the chosen topic;
LO4. present and defend findings in brief in form of short conference paper and presentation;
LO5. present and defend findings in detail in form of Masters Dissertation.

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