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Description

Engineering and Science Research Project

Module titleEngineering and Science Research Project
Module codeINT0051
Academic year2021/2
Credits10
Module staff

Felicia Anne Heard (Convenor)

Duration: Term123
Duration: Weeks

10

10

Number students taking module (anticipated)

50

Description - summary of the module content

Module description

This module provides the opportunity for you to research a topic that presents a challenge in the field of Engineering and/or Science. There is work on producing a research focus, proposal and poster; and individual work on analysing and evaluating source material. You will learn how to assess the usefulness of sources and how to present information visually in a poster format. This process will involve working independently to achieve goals. The knowledge and skills developed in this module will provide a sound foundation for your undergraduate studies.

Module aims - intentions of the module

  1. To identify, design, plan and complete a project on and an Engineering and Science challenge
  2. To use a range of sources effectively and critically to support ideas

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

ILO: Module-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 1. Identify, design, plan and complete a project and achieve agreed objectives
  • 2. Obtain, critically select, and apply information from appropriate sources and employ appropriate skills/technology/materials to the creation of a poster

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 3. Analyse and evaluate information
  • 4. Demonstrate appropriate academic literacy practices using citation and providing references correctly

ILO: Personal and key skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 5. With support, take responsibility for your own learning and work independently
  • 6. Present your work to others communicating logically and effectively in written and visual forms

Syllabus plan

Syllabus plan

Topics covered in taught elements:

  • Choosing a project focus and title
  • Development of research skills
  • Effective academic reading
  • Managing time and project planning skills
  • Creative thinking
  • Analysing and evaluating information from source material
  • Presenting findings to others in a poster format

Learning and teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
44560

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities (synchronous)22Delivery of input, individual tutorials
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities (asynchronous)22Individual learning of provided materials with short, specific tasks to complete
Guided Independent Learning56Online resources; guided reading; initial research

Assessment

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Individual formative research review200-word review of 1 source2-6Written feedback
Project proposalMaximum 2 sides of A41-3, 5, 6Written feedback

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
10000

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Visual display of findings and viva and discussion of process/key outcomes80Academic poster, 10-minute viva1-6Written and verbal feedback, informal peer feedback
Activity log and portfolio to support research20Completed checklist; portfolio of evidence to support research; submission at viva1-3, 5, 6Written feedback

Re-assessment

Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Visual display of findings and viva and discussion of process/key outcomesVisual display of findings, Individual 'viva'1-6As soon as possible and ideally, before APAC
Activity log and portfolio to support researchActivity log and portfolio to support research1-3, 5, 6As soon as possible and ideally, before APAC

Re-assessment notes

Deferral – if you miss an assessment for reasons judged legitimate by the Mitigation Committee, the applicable assessment will normally be deferred. See ‘Details of reassessment’ for the form that assessment usually takes. When deferral occurs there is ordinarily no change to the overall weighting of that assessment.

Referral – if you have failed the module overall (i.e. a final overall module mark of less than 40%) you will be required to rework your visual display of findings and take a viva. Only your performance in this will count towards your final module grade. A grade of 40% will be awarded if the assessment is passed.

Resources

Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources

ELE

Cohort 1: https://vle.exeter.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=7535

Cohort 2: https://vle.exeter.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=7868

Module has an active ELE page

Indicative learning resources - Other resources

Burton, G. (2013) Presenting. London, England: Harper Collins

Cottrell, S. (2013) The Study Skills Handbook (4th Edn). Basingstoke, England: Palgrave Macmillan

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Engineering and Science Research Project

Credit value10
Module ECTS

5

Module pre-requisites

None

Module co-requisites

None

NQF level (module)

3

Available as distance learning?

Yes

Origin date

20/08/2019

Last revision date

12/08/2021