EEEN40670 MEngSc Optical Project

Academic Year 2021/2022

Students will undertake a major independent research project in a selected area of Optical Engineering. The project will begin in September and will run over Autumn and Spring Trimesters, following a project plan drawn up by the student, in consultation with their academic supervisor.

Students will apply their knowledge and problem-solving skills to address a specific Optical engineering problem. The project will involve a combination of research, design, analysis, mathematical modelling and/or experimentation that will be determined by the particular project.

Through the course of the project, students will develop the skills required to manage and organise a major autonomous project. In addition, they will appraise and assess existing theories and present the findings and conclusions of their work both verbally and in written format. The results of the project will be presented in a formal thesis.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

The precise learning outcomes will depend on the individual project. In general, on successful completion of the project, the student will have the ability to:
1. Demonstrate an advanced knowledge and understanding of a specialised field.
2. Conduct a comprehensive, critical review of the literature and knowledge at the forefront of the field.
3. Identify a new engineering problem, taking account of current knowledge and debate.
4. Design an appropriate engineering solution to address the problem; develop and execute a project research plan.
5. Apply specialised knowledge to implement solutions and generate new insights through design, analysis, mathematical modelling and/or experimentation.
6. Develop new tools and techniques to solve engineering problems.
7. Analyse and interpret complex project outcomes and results, and discuss critically.
8. Formulate conclusions while taking account of the wider technical, professional and social context.
9. Communicate project conclusions, and the rationale underpinning them, effectively to both specialist and non-specialist audiences, verbally and in writing.
10. Collaborate with supervisor, co-workers and/or support staff to achieve a technical solution.
11. Continue to learn in a self-directed, autonomous manner.
12. Possess research skills hand have the ability to apply research techniques at an appropriate level.

Indicative Module Content:

Optical Engineering project.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Project Supervision

12

Autonomous Student Learning

468

Total

480

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The M.Eng.Sc. project involves each student undertaking a major independent research project in a selected area of Optical Engineering. The project runs over the Autumn and Spring trimesters and follows a plan drawn up by the student in consultation with his/her supervisor, who is a member of academic staff.

The project work may involve elements of research, design, analysis, simulation, construction, measurement and experimentation, with the mix depending on the particular project. In addition, students will conduct a critical literature review and enhance their communication skills through various oral and written presentations.

The research project is designed to train students for careers as professional engineers and for possible postgraduate studies. Through the course of the project, students will develop the skills required to manage and organise a major autonomous project. In addition, they will appraise and assess existing theories and present the findings and conclusions of their work both verbally and in written format. The project results will be presented in a formal thesis.

The M.Eng.Sc. project is intended to develop independent thought on the part of each student. Students are expected to develop their own ideas for solving the problems identified in their project and using suitable methods for addressing the project aims, based on independent research and problem solving. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Oral Examination: Examination of thesis End of Year Transition n/a Graded No

100


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

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Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 

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