Industrial & Self Proposed Final year projects:

Information for Industrial Projects

Aerospace Engineering students in their final year must complete an individual research project, known as the Final Year Project. Students who have been on placement with industry may plan a research project in collaboration with the company.

Students planning a final year project with industry will require an academic supervisor, an academic member of staff from an Engineering department at the University of Sheffield. It is ultimately the student’s responsibility to find an appropriate academic supervisor, but the Aerospace Engineering support office can provide support for students looking for one.

Information for Self Proposed Projects

Aerospace Engineering students may wish to propose their own topic for their Final year Project.

Students planning to propose their own final year project will require an academic supervisor, an academic member of staff from an Engineering department at the University of Sheffield. It is ultimately the student’s responsibility to find an appropriate academic supervisor, but the Aerospace Engineering support office can provide support for students looking for one.

Project Focus

The focus of any final year project with industry must be approved by the module leader.

Students should submit a brief project title and abstract, the name of the academic supervisor and industrial partner (the key company contact for the project), and details of any Non-Disclosure Agreement required to the Aerospace Engineering support office (aerosupport@sheffield.ac.uk) by 31st July 2019. The focus of the final year project with industry must be different to the subject focus of the student’s industrial placement.

Projects should be robust to the industrial partner withdrawing from the project at any point. A plan should be worked out between the academic supervisor and student, which does not require input from the industrial partner.

Useful information

The Aerospace Engineering Final Year Project web page provides some useful information about the project, including the number of hours students should spend on the project, assessed deliverables and deadlines, and a project timeline.

Project Budget

A project budget of £250 is allocated to the academic supervisor for each Final Year Project. It is up to the supervisor and student to discuss how to spend this money, but it is often used to supply software or hardware required for the project.