ENG08035 2019 Final Year Project 402

General Details

Full Title
Final Year Project 402
Transcript Title
Final Year Project 402
75 %
Subject Area
ENG - Engineering
MENG - Mech. and Electronic Eng.
08 - NFQ Level 8
10 - 10 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Molua Donohoe, Declan Sheridan, Sean Dalton
Programme Membership
SG_EMECL_K08 201900 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical 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 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 indapendantly 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 Written Report 100 % End of Term 1,3,4,5

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 (Daniel Riordan)

Designing Technical Reports: Writing for Audiences in Organisations (John C. Mathes)



Other Resources

Access to the following facilities will required for Fabrication / Experimental work on a project by project basis.

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

Additional Information