ACS6420 Advanced Project
This module provides the opportunity for students to undertake an advanced piece of project work on an individual basis. The project will enhance knowledge and skills, to an advanced level, in the following areas: critical evaluation of technical literature; project planning and management; deepening knowledge in one or more technical areas; initiative, creativity and stamina in solving problems; and developing the ability to convey technical information in both orally and in written forms.
Credits: 45 (Academic Year)
Please note that this module is exempt from the University’s General Regulations relating to Intellectual Property
Dr Jonathan Aitken
If you have any questions about the module please talk to me, or contact your project supervisor.
By the end of the module students will be able to:
This module satisfies the AHEP3 (Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes, Third Edition) Learning Outcomes that are listed in brackets after each learning outcome above. For further details on AHEP3 Learning Outcomes, see the downloads section of our accreditation webpage.
The syllabus will depend on the individual advanced project. It will typically involve a level of new technical learning written up as a chapter of the dissertation, involving theoretical concepts, with a level of advanced practical activity. This practical activity may be software or experiment based.
Learning and Teaching Methods
The project runs throughout both semesters. The student undertakes to carry out a significant item of work under the supervision of a teaching staff. The work is reported via an interim report, the final project report and oral presentation.
Typically, students spend 450 hours working on the project over both semesters, which includes 24 hours of timetabled tutorial sessions.
Regular meetings are held with the supervisor and it is recommended that these should be held at least every 2 weeks during the semester.
Learning and Teaching Materials
A project handbook including all guidelines of this module can be found on MOLE. Please make sure you study it and follow it when necessary. This includes a list of deadlines, the respective mark sheets and a list of penalties which can be applied.
Students are encouraged to provide feedback during the module direct to the lecturer. Students will also have the opportunity to provide formal feedback via the Faculty of Engineering Student Evaluation Survey at the end of the module.
As recommended by supervisor and supplemented by reading material identified by the student.