MEEN50060 Research Techniques Space Eng

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module is intended to facilitate the wider exposure of engineering graduate students to theoretical work and/or to practical laboratory techniques, additional to their core thesis area of research, in some aspect of space science or space engineering. Such training opportunities are designed to broaden the students' learning experience, enhancing and complementing their postgraduate research, providing them with additional transferable skills, and further developing their ability to work in a team. This work may be carried out at an international facility or laboratory outside UCD, or as part of a research team within UCD.

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Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the module students should be able to:
1. Identify the main research questions in the chosen research domain
2. Appraise the theoretical and experimental techniques used to address them
3. Demonstrate proficiency in at least one of these techniques
4. Evaluate the relevance of this methodology to the core thesis area
5. Demonstrate effective participation in a research team making a significant contribution
6. Effectively communicate the key findings, skills and lessons learned, both orally and in writing, to students and peers.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Placement/Work Experience




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Student will learn through self motivated research with the support of the expertise provided by problem area mentors. 
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
Continuous Assessment: The student will be assessed on their progress throughout the module. Throughout the Trimester n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale Yes


Presentation: The student will be asked to present the a summary of the work they carry out during the module. Unspecified n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

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

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