MEEN41060 MEM Applied Research Project

Academic Year 2021/2022

This is an optional module for students on the Master of Engineering Management programme. It is designed for students based in industry and who have at least five years professional engineering experience.
This applied research project module aims to provide the students with an opportunity to integrate "theory and practice" through their research of a real-life engineering management issue as encountered by organisations in Ireland and abroad. The module will give the student an array of engineering management skills such as the ability to apply theory to practice, to analyse data, critically evaluate theory and practice in an engineering management context, and to manage an applied research project.

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Learning Outcomes:

The learning objectives are to use the knowledge from the Master of Engineering Management programme to investigate and solve an issue for a company. Students will use synthesis, analysis and critical thinking skills to develop the solutions for the company. They will use their writing and presentation skills to communicate their work and solution to the company. On completing this module, students will be expected to:
1. Identify a research question based on the student's observations of a real-world engineering management situation.
2. Synthesise prior academic and practitioner literature related to the research question.
3. Choose an appropriate methodology to structure the analysis of the research problem, which will enable answers to the research question to be developed.
4. Combine different knowledge streams from the Master of Engineering Management programme to solve the research problem identified and to answer the research question.
5. Justify and defend the proposed recommendations to address the research problem.
6. Construct a written report and oral argument which describes the process employed from research problem identification to recommendations.

Indicative Module Content:

n/a

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning

500

Total

500

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
active/task-based learning;
critical writing;
reflective learning;
enquiry & problem-based learning;
student presentations, 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

This is an optional module for students on the Master of Engineering Management programme. It is designed for students based in industry and who have at least five years professional engineering experience.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Additional Information:
This is an optional module for students on the Master of Engineering Management programme. It is designed for students based in industry and who have at least five years professional engineering experience.


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: 5,000 word Interim Report. Due week 1 Spring Trimester. Unspecified n/a Graded Yes

20

Project: Final Project Report. 15,000 words. Due week 12 Spring Trimester Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded Yes

60

Presentation: End of Project Presentation Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No

20


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
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, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

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