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FEEG3003 Individual Project

Module Overview

The Individual Project is a learning experience that enables you to carry out research and bring together many of the concepts that you have learnt over the first two years of the course as well as the knowledge and skills learnt during part III. You will conduct your project through careful planning, research and execution of the tasks whilst developing critical judgement, communication skills and competence in your subject area. The work from this project will provide you with the opportunity to produce information or results which can be of immediate value. Further details are provided in the Individual Project Student Guidance, which is available on Blackboard. This guidance may be updated from ime to time, and includes information generally on how to plan the project, and on milestones, important dates, and deliverables.

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • Completing the risk assessment process
  • Problem solving, planning and meeting deadlines
  • Selecting, gathering, evaluating and synthesizing information from a range of sources
  • Using information and communication technology to acquire, collate, process and analyse data
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Extracting data pertinent to an unfamiliar problem, and applying solutions from an appropriate wide background.
  • Designing and testing skills; preparing, processing, interpreting and presenting data, using appropriate qualitative and quantitative techniques and computer software
  • Communicating ideas and arguments effectively in a variety of written and oral formats
  • Managing processes for the effective planning of self-learning and improvement of own performance


Dependent upon the subject of the project

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Teaching methods include - Regular interaction with supervisor to discuss project aims and progress. - Lectures on - Module briefing - Risk assessment process - Information skills - Projects aims and objectives, academic integrity - Literature Review, time management and organisation - Report writing, poster presentation and oral questions - Laboratory training as required by the project Learning activities include - Learning through reading, note taking, problem solving, independent research, and (depending on the chosen project), design, use and validation of models (numerical or analytical) and experiments. - Learning through the independent production of reports, poster, delivery of presentation and response to oral questions. - Learning through written and oral feedback from the supervisor.

Project supervision20
Independent Study270
Total study time300

Resources & Reading list

Individual Project Student Guidelines (available on Blackboard). 



MethodPercentage contribution
Poster Presentation and Oral Examination 10%
Report 90%


MethodPercentage contribution
Report 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal


Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:

Printing and Photocopying Costs

Students are responsible for the printing costs of their poster for the Poster Presentation Day. This may range from approximately £5 - £20.

Travel Costs for placements

In addition to the experimental, computational and workshop resources available, reasonable expenses for travel and materials of up to £100 may be reclaimed through the Faculty Student Office.

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at

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