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ELEC60014 Group Consultancy Project


Lecturer(s): Dr Steve Wright

Aims

The 3rd Year group project is undertaken by those students in the 3rd Year of the MEng who choose not to undertake an Industrial Placement. It runs for the entirety of the summer term (typically April – June).

The purpose of the module is to provide students with the experience of design engineering in an industrially relevant context. They will develop solutions to problems by following the process: problem – specification – design solutions– build – refine – test – evaluate. In addition, students will gain valuable insights into the commercial and project management facets of product development.

All projects are proposed by industry and are addressed by groups of 5 to 7 students. They are supervised by industry but the project is undertaken at Imperial. Each group will be allocated an industrial and an academic supervisor, who will provide guidance and assess the outcomes.
Assessment
The project is assessed as follows:
• Presentation and demonstration (60%)
• Project Report (40%)

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to:
- Develop an engineering specification from a given open-ended brief
- Generate number of viable solutions to the brief
- Select the optimum solution through technical and critical analysis
- Develop a prototype to demonstrate the principles of the proposed solution
- Provide financial and commercial information to support their decision
- Manage the project from a resource and workload point of view
- Communicate in a way to suit the intended target audience (written and oral)

Syllabus

Assessment
Exam Duration: N/A
Coursework contribution: 100%

Term: Summer

Closed or Open Book (end of year exam): N/A

Coursework Requirement:
         Nil

Oral Exam Required (as final assessment): N/A

Prerequisite module(s): None required

Course Homepage: http://learn.imperial.ac.uk

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