SHE Level 5
SCQF Credit Points 120.00
ECTS Credit Points 60.00
Module Code MMH624498
Module Leader Ioan-Octavian Niculita
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject Instrumentation and Control
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)
  • C (May start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Entry requirements for the MSc Oil and Gas Innovation Project Planning and Management Module

Summary of Content

The research project acts as a platform for applying, extending and designing a deployment procedure for the innovative solution, capability or technology in a specific Oil &Gas 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 addition, it serves to develop and extend a range of high-level 'thinking' skills, including a analysing and synthesising and creates the opportunity for the student to demonstrate, initiative, creativity while designing, deploying and trailing the exploitation routes of the innovative technical solution within a real world environment.


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

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module a 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 in identifying a technical innovation through the market readiness and adoption.3. Identify and appreciate the role of design models, approaches and methods.4. Understand and challenge the complexity of the integration process of a disruptive innovative solution within a generic engineering design process. 5. Demonstrate effective oral and written and electronic communication skills.6. Demonstrate the use of data retrieval from relevant sources.7. Interact with others in the workplace to achieve a solution to a complex technological problem.

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
Independent Learning (FT) 500.00
Practicals (FT) 200.00
Assessment (FT) 500.00

Assessment Methods

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