KB7010 - Interdisciplinary Project

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What will I learn on this module?

This module is the culmination of your degree programme, it provides an extended opportunity for you to bring together your specialist knowledge and skills within an industry or development based project. You will work with the guidance of a tutor to direct your own learning and develop your abilities in areas such as; team planning and management, detailed design of the proposed method, prototype fabrication or virtual system modelling and critical evaluation and identification of further developments
You will be provided with the opportunity to demonstrate to potential future employers the breadth and depth of your ability by not only using your specialist abilities but also through the demonstration of your planning, organisational and team working skills. You will be expected to incorporate unfamiliar knowledge as well as the wider social and environmental considerations of the engineering profession.

How will I learn on this module?

You will guided through a process of individual reflection where both what you learn and how you learn will be recorded and supported by peer and supervisor feedback. During the project you will use your research and critical evaluation skills to investigate an engineering problem and design a methodology for continued investigation of the topic through your team activities and therefore organisational tools will be provided for planning, recording and sharing through the eLP.

Fundamentally the process of undertaking this project provides the mechanism for experiential learning.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

During the project support for your learning will be provided by an academic supervisor who will have a weekly review and guidance session with each team. In addition the eLP will have a specific facility for each team where data may be securely stored, tasks managed and team specific communication organised. You will be working in a team and formative use will be made of self and peer assessment enabling feedback on your contribution to be given and received.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

You will be able to:

Knowledge & Understanding:
MLO1 Formulate and verify the application of fundamental scientific principles and engineering methodologies in complex and unfamiliar situations.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
MLO2 Demonstrate the application of research; such as evaluation, experimentation, testing and presentation of information within the context of a team project.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
MLO3 Plan and manage an interdisciplinary team project incorporating the justification of project objectives within the wider constraints of wider commercial, ethical, social and ecological contexts.
MLO4 Evaluate, through reflection, your own learning and describe its relevance to professional practice.

How will I be assessed?

Summative Assessments

1 - Coursework (30%, 2500 words or equivalent)
Assessing MLOs 1 & 3

2 - Coursework (70%, 3500 words or equivalent) Assessing MLOs 1, 2, 3, & 4

Summative written individual feedback will provided within 20 working days of submission.


Formative verbal feedback will be provided as the projects develop at the weekly guidance sessions.

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Co-requisite(s)

None

Module abstract

As your capstone module of the programme this module will give you the opportunity to demonstrate the high level skills which will enhance your employability and prepare you for lifelong learning. You will work in teams on a project from inception to completion and you will be involved in the design and production of technical solutions to a problem before delivering a critical analysis of the solution. Each team take responsibility for its own management enabling you to show your ability to plan, organise and work with others.

Course info

UCAS Code H304

Credits 40

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 4 years full-time or 5 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020 or September 2021

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