Postgraduate Course: Research Project Preparation (PGEE11044)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course is preparation for the MSc project.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Lecture attendance will be compulsory.
Lecture attendance will be compulsory. The main deliverables will be a report and a presentation on a Mini-project - containing the project definition, the literature review, a detailed description of the resources required and a Gantt chart. This report will be submitted around mid March.
|No Exam Information
| Relationship with the supervisor, what can be expected from him/her and what is expected of the student.
Time management, project planning, Gantt charts and resource planning.
How to do a literature review.
Use of computers during a project.
Plagiarism. What it is and how to avoid it - the techniques employed to detect it.
What is added value?
How to write a MSc thesis.
Presentation and communication skills.
Background material including data protection, copyright and patent law, IP issues, enterprise topics, health and safety and ethics.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Project preparation MSc
|Course organiser||Dr Rebecca Cheung
Tel: (0131 6)50 5749
|Course secretary||Miss Jo Aitkenhead
Tel: (0131 6)50 5532