Short Title:Final Year Project
Full Title:Final Year Project
Module Code:PROJ H4000
 
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:8
Field of Study:Mechanics and metal work
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Reviewed By:FIONA CRANLEY
Module Author:LUCY MCAULEY
Module Description:Students are required to undertake a major project within the area of mechanical engineering. This involves working independently, under supervision, in order to gain experience of integrating and applying different elements encountered in the various modules of the course to find solutions for mechanical engineering problems.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Develop, manage and document a defined project using a self-driven process to meet objectives, practising effective one to one progress reporting and negotiation of deliverables.
LO2 Develop problem solving, decision making and investigatory skills, apply selected principles and techniques for the effective solution of mechanical engineering problems.
LO3 Apply the principles of experimental design.
LO4 Apply a design process.
LO5 Present the project (oral and written), with arguments and information set out in a coherent, logical sequence.
LO6 Research, critically evaluate, reference and apply information from a variety of sources.
LO7 Work safely and ethically in an engineering environment and apply codes of practice and regulations where relevant.
LO8 Carry out technical analysis, critically evaluate results and support conclusions with fact, engineering judgement and interpretation.
LO9 Use project planning methodology appropriate to the project.
LO10 Apply ICT tools as relevant.
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Project Scope
Define project objectives. Breakdown tasks into appropriate parts or stages. Formulate a plan of action
5.00%
Project Planning/Management
Formulate, implement and review a plan of action. Work consistently to plan, modifying, and adapting where necessary and completing to deadline. Record activities in a log book.
20.00%
Literature survey
Identify and use a variety of techniques to obtain information (including standard research and electronic retrieval methods) and tackle problems appropriate to the tasks. Conduct and present a literature survey appropriate to the subject matter.
10.00%
Formulate a technical report
Formulate a written technical report. Defend material/process choices as relevant. Utilise codes of paractice, legislation, regulations as appropriate. Apply the principles of experimental design. Review results versus original objectives, draw conclusions supported by evidence.
50.00%
Oral Presentation
Present to internal and external examiners, prepare and present a poster.
15.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Project Scope Document 1,9,10 5.00 Week 3
Project Interim Report 2,6,10 10.00 Week 13
Project Interim Oral Presentation 1,2,3,4,5,6,9,10 5.00 Week 13
Project Final presentation and Poster 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 10.00 Sem 2 End
Project Final report –supervisor and second reader. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 45.00 Sem 2 End
Project Student Effort/Project Management, taking on board feedback from individual supervisors, external examiners and panels. Includes Mid Semester progress report and time-sheets. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 25.00 Ongoing
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat the module
The assessment of this module is inextricably linked to the delivery. The student must reattend the module in its entirety in order to be reassessed.

IT Tallaght 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
Seminars Project Management, Literature Review, Technical Writing, Experimental Design, Analysis 4.00 Twice per semester 0.53
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Meeting with project supervisor 0.50 Every Week 0.50
Independent Learning No Description 7.00 Every Week 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.03
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.03
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Seminars Project Management, Literature Review, Technical Writing, Experimental Design, Analysis 4.00 Twice per semester 0.53
Lecturer Supervised Learning Meeting with project supervisor 0.50 Every Week 0.50
Independent Learning No Description 7.00 Every Week 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.03
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.03
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Handbook for project
  • Supplementary notes
Recommended Book Resources
  • Report writing section in library
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_EMECH_B B.Eng (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering [1 year Add-On] 8 Mandatory
TA_EAMEC_B B.Eng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering [Ab Initio] 8 Mandatory