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Module Number: 18

Title: MSc Project

Module Credits: 60


  • Academic at host institution

Lecturers/ Tutors:

  • Not applicable

Industrial Advisor:

  • Professional Engineer(s) appointed by the academic institutions (drawn from the company hosting the Project)


The aim of this module is to provide an opportunity for the Delegate to tackle an engineering problem in a manufacturing environment and, subsequently to produce a technical dissertation and to defend his/her work.

Learning Objectives:

On successful completion of this module delegates will have gained experience in:

  • applying to engineering problems the knowledge gained from the taught element of the programme
  • planning and managing a theoretical or experimental project
  • critically evaluating and analysing theoretical and/or experimental data
  • application of the scientific method
  • marshalling ideas and developing reliable coherent arguments
  • preparation of a written report and defence of their work


  • Initial Report 10%
  • Dissertation and viva voce examination 90%

Background to the Module:

The MSc Project is an integral and important part of the MSc programme of study. It entails 600 hours of notional study time spread over, typically, 9 months of study and work, normally carried out in the Delegates place of work.

Pre-Requisite Knowledge:

This module may only be undertaken when eight taught modules have been successfully undertaken. It is intended to integrate the knowledge gained by the Delegate by permitting him/her to apply the new knowledge to a real engineering problem.

Delivery & Assignments:

  • Initial Report
  • Dissertation and viva voce examination


  • Not applicable

Recommended Texts

  • To suit

Conference & Journal Papers

  • To suit


  • To suit

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Enquiries and further information from:

Mrs Sandra Peace
IGDS Programme Co-ordinator
IGDS Office
School of Electronics and Physical Sciences
University of Surrey

Tel +44 (0)1483 686 138
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