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Undergraduate Course: MEng Electronics and Electrical Engineering Project Phase One (External) (ELEE11095)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
Course typeDissertation AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course (ELEE11095) is the first phase of a project which runs in the summer between 4th year and 5th year of the MEng degrees in E&EE and E&CS. It will be a placement at a company or other institution and will continue into the 1st semester of 5th year (Phase Two). When choosing courses you should only select this course if you have a confirmed placement with an external organisation. If you do NOT have a confirmed placement you should select the course MEng Electronics and Electrical Engineering Project Phase One (Internal) ELEE11091.
Course description 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)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed:
Students MUST have passed:
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesUnavailable to visiting students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 1, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 2, Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 15, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 177 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework 100%
80% Thesis; 20% Practical
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No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
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, well-presented report, containing critical assessment of the project work and setting it in context.
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Course organiserDr Stewart Smith
Tel: (0131 6)50 7471
Course secretaryMs Brunori Viola
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687
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