Durham University
Programme and Module Handbook

Postgraduate Programme and Module Handbook 2007-2008 (archived)


Department: Engineering


Type Tied Level 4 Credits 30 Availability Available in 2007/08 Module Cap None.
Tied to H1K512
Tied to H1K514
Tied to H1K509


  • None.


  • None.

Excluded Combination of Modules

  • None.


  • To provide students with experience of, and confidence in, the execution of business consultancy Industry projects.


  • Case Studies of Design and Manufacturing Techniques;
  • For full-time students:
  • One in-company mini-project (week-long, paired);
  • Two in-company industrial projects (two-week, paired).
  • For part-time students:
  • One in-company mini-project (equivalent length, single);
  • Two in-company industrial projects (equivalent length, single).

Learning Outcomes

Subject-specific Knowledge:
  • Appreciation of appropriate methodologies in a factory or design office environment;
Subject-specific Skills:
  • The ability to plan and manage an investigation of an industrial process or product design;
  • The ability to apply the knowledge and skills acquired from the course work;
  • The ability to analyse data and recommend solutions appropriate to the industrial tasks;
Key Skills:
  • To reffectively communicate the findings of the projects by written reports.

Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to the learning outcomes of the module

  • In-Company project learning.
  • Oral presentations will be given in-company.
  • Students give motivational written report.

Teaching Methods and Learning Hours

Activity Number Frequency Duration Total/Hours
Seminars 4 8 hours 32
Project A 1 30 hours 30
Projects B and C 2 80 hours 160
Preparation and Reading 78
Total 300

Summative Assessment

Component: Reports Component Weighting: 100%
Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
Assigment 2500 words 17%
Report 1 2500 words 17%
Report 2 5000 words 33%
Report 3 5000 words 33%

Formative Assessment:


Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University