Short Title:Project 2
Full Title:Project 2
Module Code:PROJ H4019
 
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 honours degree Project 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 project management methods in planning and executing the project
LO2 Research relevant scientific and engineering topics in order to acquire necessary knowledge and understanding of the project area.
LO3 Conduct a feasibility study and perform necessary system, hardware and/or software design.
LO4 Demonstrate scientific and engineering practice skills such as hardware/software system construction, quantitative analysis, problem solving and testing.
LO5 Display an ability to agree project milestones, schedules, make deliverables and conduct a satisfactory completion of the project.
LO6 Resolve problems encountered during the project.
LO7 Maintain accurate record of project progress and results using a log book or electronic diary.
LO8 Recognise and address deficits in their knowledge throught the use of appropriate scientific literature.
LO9 Effectively communicate their understanding and achievements both through an oral presentation and formal report, taking into account academic and ethical standards.
LO10 Present a poster paper that summarises the complex information in the project in an understandable format.
LO11 Investigate the impact of the project with respect to Engineers Ireland Code of Ethics.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
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 1 End
Project Continuous Assessment Initative displayed (5%) Effort and performance (5%)Planning and organisation (5%). 1 15.00 Ongoing
Project Interim Report: Background (4%) , Analysis and design (4%), Problem solving (3%), Section on Poster experience (4%). 1,2,3,4,5,6,9,10,11 15.00 Ongoing
Project Interim Presentation (Presented in an understandable format, suitable for a wide audience) 9,10 3.00 Week 9
Project Final Presentation and Demonstration Presentation Skills (4%) Response to technical queries (4%) Prototype assessment (9%) 8,9,10 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

Required Book Resources
  • Leo Finkelstein, Jr 2005, Pocket book of technical writing for engineers and scientists, McGraw-Hill Higher Education Boston [ISBN: 0-072976837]
Recommended Book Resources
  • John W. Davies 2001, Communication skills, Prentice Hall Harlow [ISBN: 0-130882941]
  • Fergus O'Connell, How to run successful projects II [ISBN: 0132398567]
  • Fergus O'Connell, How to run successful projects III [ISBN: 978-0201748062]
  • by Harold Kerzner 2005, Project management, J. Wiley Hoboken, N.J. [ISBN: 978-0471741879]
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 8 Mandatory
TA_EELEC_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronic Engineering -- Add On Year 2 Mandatory