MEng Electronic Engineering / Course details

Year of entry: 2023

Course unit details:
Individual Project

Course unit fact file
Unit code EEEN30033
Credit rating 30
Unit level Level 3
Teaching period(s) Full year
Offered by Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Available as a free choice unit? No


This unit will cover the following:

The individual project is a compulsory unit the subject of which could be any topic associated with the programmes taught within the School. Staff members submit project titles which are then offered to the students, who choose a selection. Students are then allocated projects on the basis of their preferences and by staff loading. The projects are run over two semesters and will at first involve significant guidance from the supervisor and research by the student. As time progresses studentsÂ' activity will be governed by the remit of their individual projects.


The course unit aims to:

Allow students to apply the knowledge and skills that they have acquired during their course unit to an individual project which is driven by the student and supervised by an academic with relevant knowledge of the subject area.

Learning outcomes

Students will be able to:

Knowledge and understanding:

  • Research their subject (from the Web, the library, manufacturers, supervisors, conversations with third parties)
  • Identify areas where there is a lack of knowledge
  • Identify the main requirements of the project and complete a specification
  • Design a project plan
  • Draw up a risk assessment

Intellectual skills:

  • Refine solutions to meet the requirements of the project
  • Design a project plan
  • Draw up a risk assessment
  • Depending on the project, other intellectual skills may involve: circuit design, printed circuit board design, software design, mechanical design, modelling and experimentation
  • Design tests for software and/or hardware
  • Analyse results
  • Arrive at reasoned conclusions
  • Comment on further work

Practical skills:

  • Depending on the nature of the project
  • Constructional skills - Mechanical, electronic and printed circuit board
  • Testing

Transferable skills and personal qualities:

  • Report writing
  • Communication skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Interpersonal skills

Assessment methods

Project Engagement:

Based on six marked progress review meetings with your supervisor - four in semester one and two in semester two.

The Project Engagement mark is 15% of the unit assessment.



You will be expected to give a presentation of no more than 15 minutes in duration, there will then be 15 minutes allowed for questions. Marks will be given for the quality of the description of the project and for the demonstration of technical achievement. 

The Presentation mark is 10% of the unit assessment.

The Presentation takes place in Weeks 11-12, Semester 2 and is assessed by both the supervisor and the independent examiner.


Final Project Report:

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

Submitted by Monday, Week 11, Semester 2.

Assessed by both the supervisor and the independent examiner (guided by project norms).

The Final Project Report forms 75% of the unit assessment.

Study hours

Independent study hours
Independent study 300

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Wuliang Yin Unit coordinator

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