Module Title:Final Year Project
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 20
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be completed independently by the student with regular supervision meeting. The student will complete all project work, including project deliverables, a professional write up and a multimedia presentation.
Module Aim: Give students the opportunity to work independently, under supervision, to gain experience of a large design problem, with all the associated administrative, cost and communication management.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Develop, manage, and document a defined project using a self-driven process to meet objectives, practicing effective one to one progress reporting and negotiation of deliverables.
LO2 Apply problem solving, decision making and investigatory skills, select principles and techniques for the effective solution of engineering problems.
LO3 Formulate a viable solution, by applying the principles of experimental design and design processes.
LO4 Prepare the project communication (oral and written), with arguments and information set out in a coherent, logical manner
LO5 Research, critically evaluate, reference, and apply information from a variety of sources.
LO6 Manage the safety and ethics in an engineering project and apply codes of practice and regulations where relevant.
LO7 Carry out technical analysis, critically evaluate results and support conclusions with fact, engineering judgement and interpretation.
LO8 Use project planning methodology appropriate to the project.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Project Selection & Action Plan
Select a project from a list of industrial standard projects provided, or else propose an appropriate alternative project. Prepare a working specification and propose an action plan, in consultation with the project supervisor
Investigation & Research
Investigate, research, collect, collate and analyse relevant information
Development of a Proposed Solution
Assess the merits of proposed solutions and present reasoned arguments to support a preferred solution
Design, Implementation & Testing
Design, implement and test the preferred solution
Evaluation & Costing of the Preferred Solution
Thoroughly evaluate the performance of the implementation and research its production costs
Presentation Development
Prepare and deliver two presentations and demonstrations of the design to supervising staff. Coherently answer technical questions relating to the project
Project Log
Maintain a detailed log of actions, proposed and executed, issues arising, discussions with supervisor and others, and all aspects of the project
Investigation & Documentation of Commercial Aspects
Commercial issues, such as the market size, competition and financial viability of implementing the project commercially should be investigated. In particular,this should include patent issues
Report Preparation
A report should be prepared to document the activity undertaken throughout the project
Assessment Breakdown%
No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Interim report and presentation (to include introduction, background, progress to date, ethical considerations, project plan/Gantt chart) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 15.00 n/a
Project System development, implementation and test 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 40.00 n/a
Project Final technical report 1,4,7,8 30.00 n/a
Project Final presentation and interview 1,2,3,4,5,6 15.00 n/a
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Laboratory Every Week 5.00
Independent Learning Every Week 13.00
Total Hours 18.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EERAS_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Robotics and Automated Systems 7 Mandatory