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Module Code: EEE410
Module Title: MRes Project (Dissertation)
Module Level: Level 4
Module Credits: 40.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Pre-requisites: CSE402 EEE401 EEE403 EEE405
   
Aims
This module aims to provide guidance and training in the skills required for electrical power and energy technology related research under the supervision of a member of academic staff. It is also an opportunity for students to plan, carry out and control a research project at the forefront of their academic discipline, field of study or area of professional practice.
Learning outcomes 
A Have an expert knowledge and capability in offering critical insight into all aspects of working as an individual engineer to complete an engineering task with a complexity that is comparable with those encountered in industry or academia.

B Demonstrate a critical account and in-depth understanding of the literature associated with their project topic;

C Define/specify/classify a specific engineering problem and perform research and information gathering;

D Effectively apply their knowledge and skills in an integrated manner in resolving the specified research problem;

E Plan/design simulation/experimental work using suitable techniques and procedures with necessary training for related safety issues;

F Critically evaluate the project outcomes and make an original contribution to knowledge.
Method of teaching and learning 
Regular meetings/consultations with supervisor; laboratory and other investigative work under direct/indirect supervision (as appropriate); preparation of proposal, interim and final reports, poster or web-page and oral presentation.

The timeline for the assessments are described here:

Choosing a Project: At the end of Semester 1, students are expected to have identified a project based on their own interests, industry-related company proposals or from a list of projects proposed by EEE academic staff.

Conduct of the MRes project: The project will last for 12 months and it is composed of 4 reviews:

- - Specification (documentation) at around Week 3 of Semester 2

- - Interim report at around Week 14 of Semester 2

- - Oral Presentation (which may include software demonstration) at around Week 12 of Semester 3

- - Dissertation at around Week 14 of Semester 3.

These reviews are each carried out by two members of staff, and give opportunity for monitoring progress and giving formative feedback. A nominated member of staff is available to students for every week of the project to provide direction and advice as needed.
Syllabus 
Each student project should have the elements of research, design, realization and evaluation. Particular topics are allocated on an individual basis. Examples of topics include (but not limited to) renewable energy, motor control, power system, power converters, semiconductor devices, automation control, smart grid, and power integration.
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester              

Assessment

Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Project Specification 10.00
2 Interim Report 20.00
3 Final Presentation 20.00
4 Dissertation 50.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 12/9/2019 11:23:54 PM