SHE Level 5
SCQF Credit Points 60.00
ECTS Credit Points 30.00
Module Code MMH621937
Module Leader Geraint Bevan
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject Instrumentation and Control
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)
  • C (May start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

A knowledge of the relevant subject area to a level equivalent to a PgD in that area.

Summary of Content

The project acts as a vehicle for extending the knowledge and understanding of the student and the technical community in some specialist area. It serves, through its length, complexity and rigour, as a suitable vehicle for extending, in the student, a range of personal, interpersonal and communication skills. In addition, it serves to develop and extend a range of high-level 'thinking' skills, including analysing and synthesising skills and affords the opportunity for the student to demonstrate initiative and creativity in a major piece of technological work.


Not applicable. However, project must be a suitable vehicle for satisfying all learning outcomes detailed.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, the student should be able to:1. Integrate, evaluate and apply knowledge from all aspects of the programme and elsewhere to the solution of complex problems.2. Demonstrate motivation, initiative, analytical and critical evaluation skills and creative thinking.3. Demonstrate project planning, management, time management and decision making.4. Demonstrate effective oral and written and electronic communication skills.5. Demonstrate the use of data retrieval from relevant sources.6. Interact with others in the workplace to achieve a solution to a complex technological problem.7. Carry out a project independently.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Learning outcomes will be achieved through a combination of directed learning, mentoring and independent learning. All projects are industrially relevant. Full time students may undertake an industrial placement. Part time and Distance Learning students will complete the project in their workplace. Because the project is carried out in industry the student will gain the additional valuable experience of multidisciplinary group working as inevitably the process of gathering information and setting up investigations or undertaking a design activity in an industrial setting will involve interacting with a wide range of people. Each student will be allocated an academic supervisor to advise on all aspects of the project. An industrial mentor will also be appointed to support the student in the workplace. A project handbook is provided for all students.

Indicative Reading

Indicative reading, which will include reading specific to the project topic, will be provided by the academic supervisor when the project has been allocated.

Transferrable Skills

The personal transferable skills gained will be critical evaluation and reasoning, analytical ability, time management, interpersonal communication and self-evaluation.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Practicals (PT) 300.00
Independent Learning (PT) 200.00
Practicals (FDL) 300.00
Practicals (FT) 300.00
Independent Learning (FDL) 200.00
Assessment (FT) 100.00
Assessment (PT) 100.00
Assessment (FDL) 100.00
Independent Learning (FT) 200.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 2 n/a 20.00 45% Practical Operation (Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3 and 6)
Coursework 1 n/a 20.00 45% Electronic Presentation (Learning Outcomes 1, 2 and 4)
Coursework 3 n/a 60.00 45% Project Report (Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 4, 5 and 7)