MSc Engineering Project (865H1)

45 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Summer teaching

The Masters Engineering Project is designed to expose you to a real-life engineering problem to which you apply the skills and knowledge acquired in this area of the degree course. The work must be completed within budget, using available resources, by a specified deadline and presented to an audience not necessarily directly familiar with the work undertaken. The project requires a holistic approach which brings together what is learned in business management with the advanced engineering skills developed on the module. It will demand individual responsibility, critical awareness and creative thinking.

The project involves you on a particular area of activity relevant to your course pathway, with the goal of meeting a specific set of objectives. It is supervised by a member of faculty and a second (minor) supervisor is also assigned to provide occasional guidance. The specific objectives depend on the nature of the project. It is however typical for a project to involve specification, development of concepts, detailed design, hardware and/or software implementation, testing, analysis, evaluation, documentation and communication and to require project management, resourcing, planning and scheduling.


100%: Practical (Project)


20%: Coursework (Presentation)
80%: Written assessment (Dissertation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 450 hours of work. This breaks down into about 88 hours of contact time and about 362 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.