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Session: 2022/23

Last modified: 23/06/2022 17:23:30

Title of Module: Final Year Project

Code: ENGG10001 SCQF Level: 10
(Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework)
Credit Points: 40 ECTS: 20
(European Credit Transfer Scheme)
School:School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences
Module Co-ordinator:Asraf  Uzzaman

Summary of Module

This module is supported by a series of lectures providing project methodology and project support.

Individual project topics will normally arise from one of three sources. 

           i) the industrial or educational research interests of a member of staff

          ii) a field of practical interest identified by the student him/herself

          iii) an area of industrial relevance to the student's vocational  training

The individual project will be carried out at the University, with personal guidance being provided by a project supervisor and a project moderator. The supervisor will provide day-to-day management, whilst the moderator will give access to broader specialist assistance. The student will hold regular meetings with the supervisor and/or the moderator.The project will be supported with a series of lectures and workshops which will be delivered in the first semester.

During the course of this module students will develop their UWS Graduate Attributes (;

Universal: academic attributes (critical thinking, analytical & inquiring); professional attributes (research-minded).

Work-Ready: academic attributes (knowledge of the project's specific subject(s), relevant ICT skills, and problem solving skills); personal attributes (motivated).

Successful : academic attributes (autonomous, and innovative); personal attributes (resilient); professional attributes (driven). 


  • This module has been reviewed and updated, taking cognisance of the University’s Curriculum Framework principles. Examples of this are found within the module such as active and engaging practical testing laboratories, module assessment which reflects industry design activities development of digital intelligence meta-skills, learning synergies across modules and levels of study, self-direction of curriculum, one-one supervision providing concurrent weekly feedback on progress, use of real-world practical student generated data, assessment of Continuing Professional Development allowing students to focus on and document their personal professional development utilising a PSRB template. In the context of Curriculum Framework this module may be viewed as a capstone module.

Module Delivery Method
Face-To-FaceBlendedFully OnlineHybridCHybridOWork-based Learning
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Term used to describe the traditional classroom environment where the students and the lecturer meet synchronously in the same room for the whole provision.

A mode of delivery of a module or a programme that involves online and face-to-face delivery of learning, teaching and assessment activities, student support and feedback. A programme may be considered “blended” if it includes a combination of face-to-face, online and blended modules. If an online programme has any compulsory face-to-face and campus elements it must be described as blended with clearly articulated delivery information to manage student expectations

Fully Online
Instruction that is solely delivered by web-based or internet-based technologies. This term is used to describe the previously used terms distance learning and e learning.

Online with mandatory face-to-face learning on Campus

Online with optional face-to-face learning on Campus

Work-based Learning
Learning activities where the main location for the learning experience is in the workplace.

Campus(es) for Module Delivery
The module will normally be offered on the following campuses / or by Distance/Online Learning: (Provided viable student numbers permit)
Paisley:Ayr:Dumfries:Lanarkshire:London:Distance/Online Learning:Other:
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Term(s) for Module Delivery
(Provided viable student numbers permit).
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Learning Outcomes: (maximum of 5 statements)

On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:

L1. Apply current design philosophies and prepare design solutions to an engineering applications, both individually and as a member of a group.

L2. Plan, organise and carry out an in-depth independent study in an appropriate design/engineering area.

L3. Prepare and submit a technical report on the individual project

L4. Prepare and give an oral presentation of the project and oral defense of the work

Employability Skills and Personal Development Planning (PDP) Skills
SCQF Headings During completion of this module, there will be an opportunity to achieve core skills in:
Knowledge and Understanding (K and U) SCQF Level 10.

Developing knowledge that covers and integrates most of the principal areas, features, boundaries, terminology and conventions of two different engineering areas.

Practice: Applied Knowledge and Understanding SCQF Level 10.

Define and execute a project of research, development and/or investigation and identify and implement relevant outcomes.
Select and apply appropriate computational and analytical techniques to model complex problems, discussing the limitations of the techniques employed.
Select and critically evaluate technical literature and other sources of information to solve complex problems
Design solutions for complex problems that evidence some originality and meet a combination of societal, user, business and customer needs as appropriate. This will involve consideration of applicable health & safety, diversity, inclusion, cultural, societal, environmental and commercial matters, codes of practice and industry standards.
Apply an integrated or systems approach to the solution of complex problems.
Evaluate the environmental and societal impact of solutions to complex problems (to include the entire life-cycle of a product or process) and minimise adverse impacts.
Use a risk management process to identify, evaluate and mitigate risks (the effects of uncertainty) associated with a particular project or activity.
Discuss the role of quality management systems and continuous improvement in the context of complex problems.
Apply knowledge of engineering management principles, commercial context, project and change management, and relevant legal matters including intellectual property rights

Generic Cognitive skills SCQF Level 10.

Critically review and consolidate knowledge, skills, practices and thinking in two specific engineering areas.

Communication, ICT and Numeracy Skills SCQF Level 10.

Communicate effectively on complex engineering matters with technical and non-technical audiences, evaluating the effectiveness of the methods used.

Autonomy, Accountability and Working with others SCQF Level 10.

Exercising autonomy and initiative in addressing an engineering problem.
Use of CPD Development Log to aid identification of personal strengths, weaknesses and personal targets. Where possible this will be developed from activities undertaken in a Level 8 module with synergies to the subject content.
Identify and analyse ethical concerns and make reasoned ethical choices informed by professional codes of conduct

Pre-requisites: Before undertaking this module the student should have undertaken the following:
Module Code:
Module Title:
Co-requisitesModule Code:
Module Title:

* Indicates that module descriptor is not published.

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Learning and Teaching
The learning and teaching activity for this module include lectures, company visits, topic research and individual and group activities.
Learning Activities
During completion of this module, the learning activities undertaken to achieve the module learning outcomes are stated below:
Student Learning Hours
(Normally totalling 200 hours):
(Note: Learning hours include both contact hours and hours spent on other learning activities)
Lecture/Core Content Delivery12
Asynchronous Class Activity250
Asynchronous Class Activity138
400 Hours Total

**Indicative Resources: (eg. Core text, journals, internet access)

The following materials form essential underpinning for the module content and ultimately for the learning outcomes:

Various handout materials.

Other material is dependent on individual project title.

(**N.B. Although reading lists should include current publications, students are advised (particularly for material marked with an asterisk*) to wait until the start of session for confirmation of the most up-to-date material)

Engagement Requirements

In line with the Academic Engagement Procedure, Students are defined as academically engaged if they are regularly engaged with timetabled teaching sessions, course-related learning resources including those in the Library and on the relevant learning platform, and complete assessments and submit these on time. Please refer to the Academic Engagement Procedure at the following link: Academic engagement procedure

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Supplemental Information

Programme BoardEngineering
Assessment Results (Pass/Fail) No
Subject PanelEngineering
ModeratorTony Leslie
External ExaminerM Ghaleeh
Accreditation DetailsContact School for current details
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Assessment: (also refer to Assessment Outcomes Grids below)
The individual project will be assessed by three main elements:

Written Dissertation (Project Report) (60%)
Project Activity (25%)
Oral Presentation and Defence (15%)
(N.B. (i) Assessment Outcomes Grids for the module (one for each component) can be found below which clearly demonstrate how the learning outcomes of the module will be assessed.
(ii) An indicative schedule listing approximate times within the academic calendar when assessment is likely to feature will be provided within the Student Handbook.)

Assessment Outcome Grids (Footnote A.)

Component 1
Assessment Type (Footnote B.) Learning Outcome (1) Learning Outcome (2) Learning Outcome (3) Learning Outcome (4) Weighting (%) of Assessment ElementTimetabled Contact Hours
Dissertation/ Project report/ Thesischeck markcheck markcheck mark 600

Component 2
Assessment Type (Footnote B.) Learning Outcome (1) Learning Outcome (2) Learning Outcome (3) Learning Outcome (4) Weighting (%) of Assessment ElementTimetabled Contact Hours
Performance/ Studio work/ Placement/ WBL/ WRL assessmentcheck markcheck markcheck mark 250

Component 3
Assessment Type (Footnote B.) Learning Outcome (1) Learning Outcome (2) Learning Outcome (3) Learning Outcome (4) Weighting (%) of Assessment ElementTimetabled Contact Hours
Workbook/ Laboratory notebook/ Diary/ Training log/ Learning log   check mark50
Clinical/ Fieldwork/ Practical skills assessment/ Debate/ Interview/ Viva voce/ Oral   check mark100
Combined Total For All Components100% 0 hours

A. Referred to within Assessment Section above
B. Identified in the Learning Outcome Section above

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  1. More than one assessment method can be used to assess individual learning outcomes.
  2. Schools are responsible for determining student contact hours. Please refer to University Policy on contact hours (extract contained within section 10 of the Module Descriptor guidance note).
    This will normally be variable across Schools, dependent on Programmes &/or Professional requirements.

Equality and Diversity
The programme leaders have considered how the programme meets the requirements of potential students from minority groups, including students from ethnic minorities, disabled students, students of different ages and students from under-represented groups. Students with special needs (including additional learning needs) would be assessed/accommodated and any identified barriers to particular groups of students discussed with the Enabling Support Unit and reasonable adjustments would be made for classes and site visits.
UWS Equality and Diversity Policy
(N.B. Every effort will be made by the University to accommodate any equality and diversity issues brought to the attention of the School)

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