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MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Industrial Experience / Course details

Year of entry: 2021

Course unit details:
Team Project

Unit code EEEN40035
Credit rating 60
Unit level Level 4
Teaching period(s) Full year
Offered by Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Available as a free choice unit? No

Overview

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE UNIT

The team projects are intended to create an environment in which students exercise and develop professional engineering skills – both technical and managerial. Emphasis is placed on the development of project management, planning, design and implementation skills. The design and implementation skills required will cover hardware and software aspects across the broad spectrum of Electrical and Electronic Engineering activities. Project assessment is based on performance against objectives and achievement of goals – these are measured by the quality of the project deliverables. The style and challenges for the projects will vary but one aspect will remain constant; namely, the theme of a team working closely together to achieve a common objective. These terms of reference are open to wide interpretation and, in theory, the objective may cover the spectrum from being largely of a research nature, evaluating novel techniques or components, through the development stages of a prototype system, up to the production of an actual product. The scope of each project and the final deliverables may vary but all projects have a common assessment scheme and timetable.

Aims

This course unit detail provides the framework for delivery in 2020/21 and may be subject to change due to any additional Covid-19 impact.  Please see Blackboard / course unit related emails for any further updates.

The course unit aims to:

The team projects are intended to create an environment in which students exercise and develop professional engineering skills - both technical and managerial. Emphasis is placed on the development of project management, planning, design and implementation skills. The design and implementation skills required will cover hardware and software aspects across the broad spectrum of Electrical and Electronic Engineering activities. Project assessment is based on performance against objectives and achievement of goals - these are measured by the quality of the project deliverables. The style and challenges for the projects will vary but one aspect will remain constant; namely, the theme of a team working closely together to achieve a common objective. These terms of reference are open to wide interpretation and, in theory, the objective may cover the spectrum from being largely of a research nature, evaluating novel techniques or components, through the development stages of a prototype system, up to the production of an actual product. The scope of each project and the final deliverables may vary but all projects have a common assessment scheme and timetable.

 

Learning outcomes

On the successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

Developed

Assessed

ILO 1

Communicate their work through: formal discussion, a website and a promotional video

X

X

ILO 2

Plan and execute group work, appraising the team’s performance

X

X

ILO 3

Create a business plan

X

X

ILO 4

Design and implement analogue/digital electronic systems as dependent on the specific project

X

X

ILO 5

Apply project management skills to a team engineering project

X

X

 

Teaching and learning methods

Tutorials – 50 hours; Practical work/laboratory – 300 hours; Private study – 250 hours

 

Assessment methods

Interim Presentation

A presentation by members of the project team as defined by the Team Project Handbook.

Duration 30 minutes + approximately 15 minutes Q&A.

The Team Presentation is on Tuesday, Week 1, Semester 2.Assessed by 3 independent supervisors in attendance, moderated by an independent moderator in attendance.

The Team Presentation forms 20% of the unit assessment.

 

Final Report

A word-processed report as defined by the Project Handbook.

Report length 25,000 words maximum.

Submitted by Friday, Week 15, Semester 2. Assessed by 3 independent supervisors, moderated by an independent moderator.

The Final Team Report forms 25% of the total unit assessment.

 

Project Demonstration

A demonstration of the project by members of the project team as defined by the Team Project Handbook.

Duration: 30 minutes + approximately 15 minutes Q&A.

The Project Demonstration is on Thursday, Week 16, Semester 2. Assessed by 3 independent supervisors in attendance, moderated by an independent moderator in attendance.

The Project Demonstration forms 30% of the total unit assessment.

 

Management & Handover Mark

An Individual Management Mark is awarded as defined by the Team Project Handbook.

The mark is allocated by continual assessment. 

Project supervisors assess their own team. Individual Marks are awarded as defined by the Team Project Handbook. This is informed by the student self-assessment spreadsheet. Project supervisors assess their own team.

The Individual Management Mark forms 25% of the unit assessment.

 

 

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Practical classes & workshops 300
Tutorials 50
Independent study hours
Independent study 250

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
BRUCE GRIEVE Unit coordinator

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