ENG08016 2013 Project Thesis 402

General Details

Full Title
Project Thesis 402
Transcript Title
Project Thesis 402
75 %
Subject Area
ENG - Engineering
MENG - Mech. and Electronic Eng.
08 - NFQ Level 8
10 - 10 Credits
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Molua Donohoe, Declan Sheridan, Tom OCallaghan, David Mulligan, Sean Dalton
Programme Membership
SG_EPOLY_K08 201900 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Polymer Processing SG_EPOLP_K08 202200 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Polymer Process Engineering

The thesis is where the student brings together their analytical skills developed throughout the duration of their studies to research / investigate / analyse a specified technical area. The student must demonstrate the ability to carry out a detailed investigation, document the findings clearly and perform the task within the allotted timeframe.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Define clearly the objective of the chosen area of investigation.


Carry out research using library, and internet sources to establish current knowledge in field.


Carry out research using library, and internet sources to establish current knowledge in field.


Carry out a detailed technical investigation using relevant analysis tools and/or equipment.


Carry out the investigation within the allocated timeframe.


Document the work done in a coherent and professional manner.

Module Assessment Strategies

Subdivision of marks                                                                 

Definition of objective / Initial Research          15%
Concept/Theme development                        15%
Project implementation / analysis                  40%
Quality of report writing/presentation             15%
Oral Presentation                                         10%

Projects may be one of the following types:
    *   Mechanical Analysis type project:- Experimental
    *   Mechanical Design type project:- Design a product / devise
    *   Software development type project:- CAD customisation
    *   Manufacturing:- analysis fo manufacturing processes
    *   Energy:- renewable energy

Seminars to be provided in the areas of: Technical writing, Plagiarism, effective use of Word / Excel tools, relevant to thesis. Referencing

Supervision to be drawn from lecturers who currently teach the students
Supervision to be evenly distributed between supervisors 4 - 6 students per supervisor (maximum 6).

The thesis document will be evaluated independantly by first (supervisor) and second readers. A meeting will then be convened involving all supervisors and second readers to discuss and agree a final mark for each student.


Indicative Syllabus

Definition of project: Project selection, definition and refining of the project objective, formulation of project plan.

Research: Carry out research using a variety of sources to establish general background / industry context for project. Carry out literature review using library and various sources for technical papers to establish the current knowledge in the field.

Implementation: Carry out detail technical study / investigation using relevant analysis / simulation and physical experimentation. Critically evaluate results.

Documentation: Document the project in a detailed technical report. Draw precise conclusions from the work carried out and make recommendations for further work based on the findings of the current project.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Written Report Thesis Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 100 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5,6

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Seminar Flat Classroom Guidance on Tech report writing, word-excel 1 Fortnightly 0.50
Directed Learning Studio Meeting with supervisor 0.5 Weekly 0.50
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Research / Analysis /Theis writing 6 Weekly 6.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 1.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Technical Report Writing Today by Daniel Riordan

Designing Technical Reports: Writing for Audiences in Organizations by John C. Mathes

Other Resources

Access to the following facilities will required for Fabricaion / Exprerimental works on a project by project basis.

Engineering workshop, Engineering Science lab, Materials lab, Fluid lab.

Additional Information