Individual Project (H1043)

30 credits, Level 6

Autumn and spring teaching

The Individual Project builds upon all your modules to date. You will explore an engineering problem in your area of study in depth.

This module spans the full project cycle, including conceptualising, planning, management, and dissemination.

The project involves:

  • creative thinking, self-organisation, research skills and interaction with skilled people
  • design, development and testing of a system
  • constriction or prototyping (for hardware projects)
  • software simulations or code development (for software projects).


98%: Practical (Project)
2%: Seminar


25%: Coursework (Presentation, Report)
75%: Written assessment (Dissertation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 112 hours of contact time and about 188 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 feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: