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MIND6003 Interdisciplinary Team Project

Module Overview

Teams of students will work together to address a practical, real-world problem set by industry and government partners. Each team will have an academic and an industry advisor, and work together to produce a demonstration of their solution to the challenge. Demonstrations must include elements combining electronics and artificial intelligence algorithms in an integrated solution. Outcomes of the projects will be presented at a high-profile DemoFest during the final week of the module, to which industry, government and third sector stakeholders, the wider University community and the public will be invited.

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

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

  • Principles of responsible research and innovation
  • Problem-solving methods for the practical application and integration of AI and electronics
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Algorithmic technologies for creating abstractions, interpreting data, and managing distribution of control
  • Design and practical application of novel electronic technologies
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Use a variety of methods and strategies to effectively communicate the value of research in a non-technical way
  • Conduct interdisciplinary research activities
  • Apply strategies for impact and outreach
Subject Specific Practical Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Apply collaborative software hardware and system development techniques


At the start of this module, the students will have a 2-day intensive Software Carpentry workshop, organised through the Software Sustainability Institute (SSI).

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Project supervision and guidance.

Wider reading or practice40
Project supervision24
Completion of assessment task192
Preparation for scheduled sessions24
Total study time280


Assessment Strategy

Assessment will be through group work. Summative assessment: 1. A practical demonstration of their solution to the challenge – 50%. 2. An impact assessment of their solution to the challenge – 20% 3. A 3min video illustrating the key contributions of their team project – 15%. 4. A flyer/brochure for distribution at the demo festival – 15%. The assessment is specifically designed to be focussed on development and demonstration rather than the production of an extensive technical report. The key challenge for the students is for them to communicate the technical contributions of the work through the demonstration itself, along with the video and flyer. Feedback will be through those attending the demo festival as well as formal feedback from examiners.


MethodPercentage contribution
Continuous Assessment 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Set Task 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Set Task 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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