PROJ08034 2019 L8 Quality Project

General Details

Full Title
L8 Quality Project
Transcript Title
L8 Quality Project
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Subject Area
PROJ - Project
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
Brian Coll, Caroline Mullan
Programme Membership
SG_EQLTY_K08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Engineering in Quality Management and Tech

For this module students are required to undertake a substantial literature review of publications on an approved quality related topic. Under the guidance of their assigned staff supervisor, the student must also complete an element of primary research which should be informed by and built on their literature review. 


Learning Outcomes

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


Demonstrate an ability in project identification and specification


Undertake research for an academic project.


Relate secondary research findings within their own or another working environment 


Analyse in a logical and independent manner the primary and secondary research


Communicate the research findings in both oral and written form, displaying competency scholarly writing and referencing according to standard conventions. 


Manage a personal learning process and demonstrate an understanding of scientific research.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

It seeks to develop specific expertise, independent learning and technical writing skills.

The issues of seeking expertise or industrial visits is up to the student.

The body of work produced is of relevance to industry.

However, this is not the primary objective of this subject.

Module Assessment Strategies

Proposal - 15%

Final Paper - 85%


Repeat Assessments

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Indicative Syllabus

Project Selection: The project will be in a quality related area. Project selection will involve academic/industrial liaison to confirm appropriate depth and scope and adequate limitations. 

Secondary Research: The first section of the project is heavily dependent on library resources. The students should compile a body of knowledge on their selected area.

Primary Research: The second section of the project provides an opportunity for the students to analyse and evaluate their secondary research findings in an industrial environment.

Project Supervision: The students will be allocated a supervisor and weekly consultation allows for guidance on the project throughout the year.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Proposal Continuous Assessment Assessment 10 % Week 4 1
2 On going discussions with Supervisor Continuous Assessment Assessment 10 % OnGoing 6
3 Final Project Report Continuous Assessment Assessment 60 % End of Year 2,3,4,5
4 Oral Defense Continuous Assessment Interview 20 % End of Term 5

Distance Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Tutorial Online Mentoring 0.25 Weekly 0.25
Total Distance Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 0.25 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Online Lecture Online Theory 1 Twice Per Semester 0.13
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 0.13 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

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Journal Resources

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URL Resources

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Other Resources

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Additional Information

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