ENG08035 2019 Final Year Project 402
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.
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.
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
|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
|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|
Technical Report Writing Today (Daniel Riordan)
Designing Technical Reports: Writing for Audiences in Organisations (John C. Mathes)
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.