Short Title:Project 1
Full Title:Project 1
Module Code:PROJ H4018
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Electronics and automation
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JAMES WRIGHT
Module Author:JOHN ANDREW DONNELLAN
Module Description:The Project, (consisting of Project 1 and Project 2) is largely a self-learning process and students are expected to use the knowledge they have gained during their attendance at lectures, labs and tutorials. The project supervisor is expected to provide support and advice for the project student during allocated time. The main role of the supervisor is to “guide” the project on a weekly basis and students are strongly advised to use project meetings in an effective manner by outlining problems, presenting experimental results and prepared questions. Students are strongly advised to follow advice from their supervisors and maintain regular contact throughout the project.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Apply basic project management method in planning and executing the project
LO2 Research engineering topics and acquire necessary knowledge and understanding of the project area
LO3 Conduct a feasibility study and perform necessary circuit design and/or software design
LO4 Demonstrate practical engineering skills such as hardware/software system construction, quantitative analysis, troubleshooting and testing
LO5 Demonstrate ability to agree project milestones, schedules, make deliverables and conduct a satisfactory completion of the project
LO6 Resolve problems encountered during the project Maintain accurate record of project progress and results
LO7 Maintain accurate record of project progress and results
LO8 Effectively communicate problems and progress to the supervisor in a professional manner
LO9 Effectively communicate their understanding and achievements both through an oral presentation and a formal report, taking into account academic and ethical standards
LO10 Demonstrate presentation skills through appropriate media
LO11 Answer questions relating to the project, such as project planning, decisions made, operation and implementation and the related theory
LO12 Discuss the implications of their project and make recommendations for future work
LO13 Discuss the possible impact of the project on society and the environment
LO14 Produce and present a poster describing his/her final year project to members of the public (society at large) who visit the College during the open day.
LO15 Analyse experimental data with and without the help of software packages.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Continuous Assessment Initative displayed (5%) Effort and performance (5%)Planning and organisation (5%). 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15 15.00 Ongoing
Project Interim Report: Background (4%) , Analysis and design (4%), Problem solving (3%), Section on Poster experience (4%). 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,11 15.00 Week 8
Project Interim Presentation (Presented in an understandable format, suitable for a wide audience) 4,5,9 3.00 Week 9
Project Final Report Submission: Background (10%), Technical Content (10%), Research and Design (10%), Level of analysis/conclusions (10%), Problem Solving (10%). Reports containing a significant number of spelling or grammatical errors will not be accepted for assessment. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 50.00 Sem 2 End
Project Final Presentation and Demonstration Presentation Skills (4%) Response to technical queries (4%) Prototype assessment (9%) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 17.00 Sem 2 End
No End of Module Formal Examination

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Meetings/discussions 0.50 Every Week 0.50
Independent Learning Working on project tasks 7.50 Every Week 7.50
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.50
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Meetings/discussions 0.50 Every Week 0.50
Independent Learning Working on project tasks 7.50 Every Week 7.50
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.50
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Leo Finkelstein, Jr 2005, Pocket book of technical writing for engineers and scientists, McGraw-Hill Higher Education Boston [ISBN: 0-072976837]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_EAELE_B Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Honours) in Electronic Engineering 7 Mandatory
TA_EELEC_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronic Engineering -- Add On Year 1 Mandatory