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Supporting documentation to accompany the Mini Project resources released by the University of Hertfordshire School of Electronic Communications and Electrical Engineering, as a part of the EngSC UKOER project.

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Mini Project- Introductory Presentation

  1. 1. Introductory Lecture for Mini Project Practical Arrangements and Submission Requirements © University of Hertfordshire 2009 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 License In addition to this document there are other supporting documents which should be used in combination with this resource. Please see: Mini Projects - E-Log. Mini Projects - Staff & Student Guide. Mini Projects - Standard Grading Criteria. Mini Projects - Reflection. Along with the Mini Project documentation itself.
  2. 2. Contents <ul><li>Module Format </li></ul><ul><li>Uses “Problem-based” Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Project Format </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment - Practical Work </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment - Formal Report </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment – Online Submissions </li></ul><ul><li>Submission Summary (BSc) </li></ul><ul><li>Submission Summary (BEng) </li></ul><ul><li>Help Yourself to Succeed </li></ul><ul><li>Mini Project Index </li></ul><ul><li>Credits </li></ul>
  3. 3. Module Format <ul><li>Series of three short projects </li></ul><ul><li>Three key areas of your chosen field of study </li></ul>
  4. 4. Uses “Problem-based” Learning <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Given a task </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work out how to solve it yourself – just like you will have to at work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff try to help you to work it out rather than giving answer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why use a Problem-Based approach? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Extremely powerful and effective technique </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can increase self-confidence and resourcefulness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skills highly valued by employers </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Project Format <ul><li>In week 1: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A two-hour introductory lecture </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A 3-hour preparation session </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Weeks 2 & 3 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>6-hour practical session </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Find out goal for the day when you arrive </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Deliver solution by the end of the day </li></ul></ul></ul>Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Introductory Lecture and preparation session Project Day 1 Project Day 2
  6. 6. Assessment - Practical Work <ul><li>Lab-based </li></ul><ul><li>Staff assess progress throughout session </li></ul><ul><li>You record your progress in an e-log </li></ul><ul><li>Submission of practical work and e-log at the end of the day </li></ul><ul><li>Marks available for practical sessions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Preparation session (10%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Day 1 (30%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Day 2 (30%) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Assessment - Formal Report <ul><li>A formal record of your research and practical achievements </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion of your results </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusions </li></ul><ul><li>Formal report template – based on Final Year Project Report Template </li></ul>
  8. 8. Assessment - Formal Report Correct template? Yes No A B C D E Fail 1: General Presentation, Structure and Layout Subject Review: discussion of the literature related to the work Quality of Referencing (both text and diagrams) 2: Description and discussion of work done & how quantitative Quality of Results obtained Quality of analysis and discussion of results/outcomes Comments:
  9. 9. Assessment – Online Submissions <ul><li>Mark availability: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Formal report (30%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Three Completed e-logs (one at the end of each practical session, marks include practical progress) (30%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Three Completed reflection sheets (one after each practical session) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Practical marks for the day WILL BE HALVED if not submitted! </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Use correct templates and submit in .PDF format only. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Submission Summary (BSc) For EACH project *11.30pm Session What? When? Worth? Preparation E-log and practical work End of session 10% Reflection Sheet Tuesday* Avoiding penalty! Day 1 E-log and practical work End of session 30% Reflection sheet Tuesday* Avoiding penalty! Day 2 E-log and practical work End of session 30% Reflection sheet Tuesday* Avoiding penalty! Formal Report Thursday* 30%
  11. 11. Submission Summary (BEng) For EACH project *11.30pm Session What? When? Worth? Preparation E-log and practical work End of session 10% Reflection Sheet Monday* Avoiding penalty! Day 1 E-log and practical work End of session 30% Reflection sheet Monday* Avoiding penalty! Day 2 E-log and practical work End of session 30% Reflection sheet Monday* Avoiding penalty! Formal Report Wednesday* 30%
  12. 12. Help Yourself to Succeed <ul><li>Turn up to everything – there is no referral for the practicals, only repeat! </li></ul><ul><li>Plan - break down the day’s objective into a series of smaller tasks each morning before you start work </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor your own progress during the day </li></ul><ul><li>Submit everything correct format, correct template, on time </li></ul><ul><li>Use reflection to improve your performance as the course progresses </li></ul>
  13. 13. Mini Project Index <ul><li>2ELE0064 Mini Project (DCE) Digital Communications and Electronics [B.Eng] </li></ul><ul><li>Communications Link Simulation </li></ul><ul><li>Radio Receiver Design and Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Microprocessor Control of a Radio Receiver </li></ul><ul><li>2ELE0066 Mini Project (EE) Electrical Engineering [B.Eng] </li></ul><ul><li>Automated Selection Machine </li></ul><ul><li>USB Temperature Logging </li></ul><ul><li>Torque Control of a DC Motor </li></ul><ul><li>2ELE0065 Mini Project (DSCE) Digital Systems and Computer Engineering [B.Eng] </li></ul><ul><li>ROM-based Sine Wave Generator </li></ul><ul><li>Dual Processor Computation </li></ul><ul><li>Stepper Motor Control </li></ul><ul><li>2ELE0072 Mini Project (CTN) Computer and Network Technologies [B.Sc] </li></ul><ul><li>Home Automation </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation & Evaluation of Wireless LANs </li></ul><ul><li>A Virtual Network Project </li></ul><ul><li>2ELE0074 Mini Project (GHT) Games and Graphics Hardware Technology [B.Sc] </li></ul><ul><li>Games Development for Desktop PC and Gaming Machine17 </li></ul><ul><li>3D Graphics and Visualisation </li></ul><ul><li>Games Hardware Development </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>2ELE0076 Mini Project (ITC) Internet Technology and E-Commerce [B.Sc] </li></ul><ul><li>Shopping Cart Development </li></ul><ul><li>Web and Media Hosting Services </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Security Systems </li></ul><ul><li>2ELE0073 Mini Project (MDB) Media Technology and Digital Broadcast [B.Sc] </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Audio Editing </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Video Editing </li></ul><ul><li>DVD Navigation </li></ul><ul><li>2ELE0075 Mini Project (MMT) Multimedia Technology [B.Sc] </li></ul><ul><li>Face Recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Credit the Edit </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Multimedia Portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>2ELE0077 Mini Project (MT)Music Technology [B.Sc] </li></ul><ul><li>Audio Enhancement </li></ul><ul><li>Soundscape for Games Console </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia Montage </li></ul>
  15. 15. This resource was created by the University of Hertfordshire and released as an open educational resource through the Open Engineering Resources project of the HE Academy Engineering Subject Centre. The Open Engineering Resources project was funded by HEFCE and part of the JISC/HE Academy UKOER programme © University of Hertfordshire 2009 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 License . The name of the University of Hertfordshire, UH and the UH logo are the name and registered marks of the University of Hertfordshire. To the fullest extent permitted by law the University of Hertfordshire reserves all its rights in its name and marks which may not be used except with its written permission. The JISC logo is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 UK: England & Wales Licence.  All reproductions must comply with the terms of that licence. The HEA logo is owned by the Higher Education Academy Limited may be freely distributed and copied for educational purposes only, provided that appropriate acknowledgement is given to the Higher Education Academy as the copyright holder and original publisher.

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