Undergraduate Course: MEng Electronics and Electrical Engineering Project Phase One (Internal) (ELEE11091)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course (ELEE11091) is the first phase of a project which runs in Semester 2 of the 4th year in MEng degree programmes in E&EE and E&CS. It will be an internal research project with a supervisor in the Electronics and Electrical Engineering discipline. When choosing courses you should select this course if you do NOT have a confirmed placement with an external organisation. If you have a confirmed placement you should select the course MEng Electronics and Electrical Engineering Project Phase One (External) ELEE11095.
The MEng project in the discipline of Electronics and Electrical Engineering is a substantial piece of practical research, or industrial design, which will give the student experience in applying knowledge and understanding gained in earlier study, as well as increasing the student's competence in a particular area of Electronics and Electrical Engineering.
The objective output of a project is a novel design, or empirical knowledge, the extent of attainment of which forms part of the overall assessment. However, skills and attitudes appropriate to the professional engineer, developed in pursuit of the objective output, are just as important and are given corresponding weight in the assessment.
The project will be structured into two phases, with two defined work packages but the two phases are closely and integrally related. Each phase appears as a separate course, with Phase One part of the 4th year of the degree and Phase Two as part of the 5th year. Typically Phase One involves initial research into the project topic with early stages of design and planning of Phase Two.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 1,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 2,
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 15,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Coursework %: 100
80% Thesis; 20% Practical
||Each student undertakes a practice presentation where they will be given feedback on their progress by their supervisor and thesis examiner. They will also meet with their supervisor for at least 30 minutes each week during the practical phase of the project. Finally, before the final submission it is recommended that the students submit one chapter/section of their report for detailed feedforward.
|No Exam Information
| On successful completion of the project a student should be able to: plan a project, by formulating objectives and a time schedule, identifying milestones, deliverables, constraints and the resources needed; manage a project, by working to the plan, keeping comprehensive records and exercising time management; identify sources of information and carry out an information search by selecting, collating and evaluating information from a variety of sources; write a clear, wellpresented report, containing critical assessment of the project work and setting it in context.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Stewart Smith
Tel: (0131 6)50 7471
|Course secretary||Mrs Megan Inch-Kellingray
Tel: (0131 6)51 7079