MEng Group Project (860H1)

45 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn and spring teaching

The MEng Group Project involves 3–6 students of different engineering disciplines forming a team. Teams address a multi-disciplinary project of industrial interest. We designed the group project to help you develop a range of skills, including a good understanding of system design and experience of team-working.

You exercise original thought and judgement, making use of published literature and recent technological developments. Your team specifies, designs, constructs, manufactures, tests and commissions an engineering system, product or process. The challenge is to meet specifications – targets, milestones and delivery deadlines – within a set budget. This is achieved through good project management, and by applying proven principles to a real engineering problem.

Each member has a distinct role with responsibilities to others. Early in the project teams appoint a team leader and a secretary. At meetings, the secretary records formal minutes.  An academic supervisor steers the project, sometimes with the help of an industrial advisor.

You are assessed on group contribution (40%) and your individual contribution (60%). Teams submit two formal reports and give a formal project presentation. The final report contains a project profile as an appendix, including a full transcript of the formal minutes. You will keep an individual, dated logbook that is also handed-in with the final report.


99%: Practical (Project)
1%: Seminar


20%: Coursework (Group presentation, Report)
80%: Group work (Group submission (written))

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 450 hours of work. This breaks down into about 266 hours of contact time and about 184 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.


This module is offered on the following courses: