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.
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.
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.