BSEN40710 ME Biosystems Engineering Thesis

Academic Year 2023/2024

Students will undertake a project involving experimentation, analysis or design. The results of this project will be presented in a formal mini thesis. Students will develop the skills required to manage and organise a major project. They will appraise and assess existing theories and present the findings and conclusions of their work both verbally and in a formal report. The students will write a short paper on their research for publication in our internal annual research report.

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Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the module students will have the ability to:
- understand the experimental method, where relevant, and how it's application can lead to new insights;
- draw up and execute a research plan;
- extract and evaluate information relating to a new area of research;
- analyse, interpret and present results of research;
- communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Each student will have a thesis supervisor from the academic staff of the school. The supervisor will direct the project as appropriate. The student should meet with the supervisor on a regular basis for advice and direction.
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
ME Biosystems Eng Thesis (BSEN40220)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Project: Final thesis Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No


Assignment: Research Paper Unspecified n/a Graded No


Presentation: Oral presentation Unspecified n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
Repeat Within Two Trimesters
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

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Name Role
Professor Paula Bourke Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
2 Trimester (Sep-May)
Lecture Offering 50 Week(s) - 1, 2 Mon 12:00 - 12:50