Bioengineering 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.

Introduction

Introduction to your Final Year Project

The aim of the Bioengineering 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 Semester, and students will be allocated to projects in September. 

BEng Assessment Information & Deadlines

BEng Bioengineering Final Year Project

Module Code: XXX(Dept code)3000, e.g. COM3000
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

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

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

FYP MOLE PAGE

Approx 2000-5000 words

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

Document MUST be pdf to avoid formatting errors.

Overall weighting 10%

(supervisor 5% + second assessor 5%)

***Feedback on the Interim Report will be sent to you during the first week of February 2019. We will let you know if this will be sent later for any reason.

Final Project Report

Week 11 Semester 2

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 hard copy - There is no need to properly bind the report. A stapled report will be sufficient.

*If you have a specific learning difficulty (such as dyslexia) you may attach a yellow sticker to your hard copy to indicate this - more information about this is here.

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

Interdisciplinary Engineering, George Porter D27

3000-7000 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 70%

(supervisor 35% + second assessor 35%)

Oral Presentation Weeks 11-12, Semester 2

Oral Presentation

10 minute presentation with 5-10 minutes of questions

n/a

n/a

Overall weighting 10%

(supervisor 5% + second assessor 5%)

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 IPE opening hours are 10:00am - 16:00 Monday-Friday

MEng Assessment Information & Deadlines

MEng Bioengineering Final Year Project

Module Code: XXX(Dept code)4000, e.g. COM4000
60 Credits, 600 Hours (average 22-27 hours per week)*
Pass mark - 50**

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

Week 5, Semester 1

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

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

FYP MOLE PAGE

Approx 3000-7000 words 

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

Overall weighting 10%

(supervisor 5% + second assessor 5%)

***Feedback on the Interim Report will be sent to you during the first week of February 2019. We will let you know if this will be sent later for any reason.

Final Project Report

Week 11 Semester 2

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 hard copy - There is no need to properly bind the report. A stapled report will be sufficient.

*If you have a specific learning difficulty (such as dyslexia) you may attach a yellow sticker to your hard copy to indicate this - more information about this is here.

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

Interdisciplinary Engineering, George Porter D27

4000-9000 words

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

There is no need to state your word count.

Overall weighting 65%

(supervisor 32.5% + second assessor 32.5%)

Oral Presentation
Weeks 11-12, Semester 2

Oral Presentation

15 minute presentation with 5-10 minutes of questions

n/a

n/a

Overall weighting 15%

10% Oral presentation

5% Poster

(Supervisor 7.5% + second assessor 7.5%)

Poster Session

(Week 12)

Poster Session

A0 size poster

Prepare poster in Powerpoint then convert to pdf.

Submit to IPE by email to
biosupport@sheffield.ac.uk  or USB by the end of the day on Wednesday 1st May.

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 10:00am - 16:00 Monday-Friday

For Late Submission information see Project Assessment.

Important information

Project Guides & Tips

Project Selection

Aims & Objectives

Project Allocation

Interim Report

Supervisor and Project Support

Final Project Report

Project Timeline

Project Assessment

Oral Presentation

MEng Poster Presentations 

Project Safety

Top Tips for a Successful Final Year Project

Ordering Project Materials

Referencing

Bioengineering Final Year Projects With Industry

Final Year Project Templates

Referencing

Log/Lab Book