Aerospace Final Year Project

These web pages provide a summary of the project, including how you are assessed, what you need to hand in and when, and guidance on planning, report writing and presentations.

It is strongly recommended that you read the Assessment & Deadlines Information tabs & Important Information below, and refer to them during your project.

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Introduction

Introduction to your Final Year Project

The aim of the Aerospace Final Year Project is to develop your technical knowledge, understanding and skills and an appreciation of the wider context of your studies. You will have the opportunity to build on your taught modules and develop and apply your knowledge and skills to a specific problem area.

You will be allocated a project and project supervisor from one of the five contributing departments. Your project supervisor will provide overall guidance on the project. You are expected to demonstrate initiative and independence, as well as analysis, reflection, effective project management and communication. The project is different from taught modules where the lecturer takes the lead in your learning. In the project you are expected to take the lead, and the supervisor to provide overall guidance and help.

If you have any queries with respect to the project, discuss these with your project supervisor in the first instance and subsequently with the module leader if necessary.

Every effort is made to allocate projects as fairly as possible, however the allocation process is complicated. It is the mark of a good engineer that they make a professional effort even when assigned work/projects that are of less interest to them individually. Many supervisors will also allow you to shape the aims and objectives of projects to your interests (within the limits of the scope of their area of expertise).

Remember that you are expected to demonstrate initiative and independence in developing the project.

Information for students in their penultimate year: The list of final year projects for project choice will be shared with you via email at the end of Spring Semester, and students will be allocated to projects in September.

BEng Assessment & Deadlines

BEng Aerospace Engineering Final Year Project

Module Code: XXX(Dept code)389, e.g. COM389
30 Credits, 300 Hours (average 12-15 hours per week)*
Pass mark - 40**

Assessment Deadline Further Information Format Submit to: Word/Page limit Weighting
Aims & Objectives

Week 5, Semester 1

Thursday, 31st October 2019
4PM

Aims & Objectives

1 hard copy of the Aims & Objectives sheet signed by your project supervisor.

To include Project Plan Gantt Chart

Interdisciplinary Engineering, George Porter D27 Advise maximum 3 Pages (including cover sheet & Gantt Chart) Not assessed directly, but failure to submit will result in a 10% penalty on overall project mark
Interim Report

Week 12, Semester 1

Tuesday, 17th December 2019
4PM

Interim Report

Template & cover sheet can be downloaded from Templates page.

Using the template is optional but you must complete the cover sheet.

1 electronic copy submitted to Turnitin - See the FYP MOLE page for Turnitin

Turnitin - See the FYP MOLE page.

Approx 1500 words

(including main body of text, not including references, appendices & footnotes)

Overall weighting 10%

(supervisor 5% + second assessor 5%)

Final Project Report

Week 11, Semester 2

Monday, 11th May 2020
4PM

Final Project Report

Template & cover sheet can be downloaded from Templates page.

Using the template is optional but you must complete the cover sheet. This should be added to the electronic submission, a hard copy is not required.

1 electronic copy submitted to Turnitin - See the FYP MOLE page for Turnitin

*If you have a specific learning difficulty (such as dyslexia) - more information about this is here.

Turnitin - See the FYP MOLE page.

6000-10,000 words

(strongly advised, including main body of text, not including references, appendices & footnotes)

Document MUST be pdf to avoid formatting errors.

There is no need to state your word count.

Overall weighting 60%

(supervisor 30% + second assessor 30%)

Oral Presentation Weeks 11-12, Semester 2

Oral Presentation

15 minute presentation with 10 minutes of questions

n/a

n/a

Overall weighting 20%

(supervisor 10% + second assessor 10%)

Performance & Professional Skills

Assessed throughout project.

The Supervisor will submit a Supervisor's Report based on your performance & professional skills.

n/a

n/a

n/a

Overall weighting 10%
Your supervisor will also mark your overall professional conduct during the project.

*You should not underestimate the amount of time you need to spend on the project and you must ensure you manage your time and deadlines. You will have other assignments and coursework during the year. These hours are guidance and in practice you may spend more time on the project, particularly towards the end of the project.

**A BEng student whose project grade is below 40 (regardless of their aggregate coursework/ examination mark) will be ineligible for the award of a degree with Honours. They may be considered by the Examiners for the award of a Pass degree. Please refer to the Assessment and Progression Handbook.

IMPORTANT: Please note Interdisciplinary Engineering Support Office opening hours are 9:00am - 17:00 Monday - Friday.

MEng Assessment & Deadlines

MEng Aerospace Engineering Final Year Project

Module Code: XXX(Dept code)488, e.g. COM488
40 Credits, 400 Hours (average 17-20hours per week)*
Pass mark - 50**

Assessment Deadline Further Information Format Submit to: Word/Page limit Weighting
Aims & Objectives

Week 5, Semester 1

Thursday, 31st October 2019
4PM

Aims & Objectives

1 hard copy of the Aims & Objectives sheet signed by your project supervisor.

To include Project Plan Gantt Chart

Interdisciplinary Engineering, George Porter D27 Advise maximum 3 Pages (including cover sheet & Gantt Chart) Not assessed directly, but failure to submit will result in a 10% penalty on overall project mark
Interim Report

Week 12, Semester 1

Tuesday, 17th December 2019
4PM

Interim Report

Template & cover sheet can be downloaded from Templates page.

Using the template is optional but you must complete the cover sheet.

1 electronic copy submitted to Turnitin - See the FYP MOLE page for Turnitin

Turnitin - See the FYP MOLE page.

Approx 1500 words 

(including main body of text, not including references, appendices & footnotes)

Overall weighting 10%

(supervisor 5% + second assessor 5%)

Final Project Report

Week 11, Semester 2

Monday, 11th May 2020
4PM

Final Project Report

Template & cover sheet can be downloaded from Templates page.

Using the template is optional but you must complete the cover sheet. This should be added to the electronic submission, a hard copy is not required.

1 electronic copy submitted to Turnitin - See the FYP MOLE page for Turnitin

*If you have a specific learning difficulty (such as dyslexia) - more information about this is here.

Turnitin - See the FYP MOLE page

10,000-14,000 words 

(strongly advised, including main body of text, not including references, appendices & footnotes)

Document MUST be pdf to avoid formatting errors.

There is no need to state your word count.

Overall weighting 60%

(supervisor 30% + second assessor 30%)

Oral Presentation
Weeks 11-12, Semester 2

Oral Presentation

15 minute presentation with 5-10 minutes of questions

n/a

n/a

Overall weighting 20%

(supervisor 10% + second assessor 10%)

Performance & Professional Skills

Assessed throughout project

The Supervisor will submit a Supervisor's Report based on your performance & professional skills.

n/a

n/a

n/a

Overall weighting 10%

Your supervisor will also mark your overall professional conduct during the project.

*You should not underestimate the amount of time you need to spend on the project and you must ensure you manage your time and deadlines. You will have other assignments and coursework during the year. These hours are guidance and in practice you may spend more time on the project, particularly towards the end of the project.

**An MEng student whose project grade is below 50 will be ineligible for the award of an MEng degree. They may, however, be considered by the Examiners for the award of a BEng degree, either with or without Honours. Please refer to the Assessment and Progression Handbook.

IMPORTANT: Please note IPE opening hours are 9:00am - 17:00 Monday - Friday

For late submission information see Project Assessment.