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IRP marks final event in students' careers

Published: 
24 June 2008
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Final-year MEng students presented the results of their Individual Research Project to a School conference, just days before their results were announced.

The Individual Research Project forms a substantial part of the final-year of the Master of Engineering degree. Students spend time researching a subject of their choice before writing a report and producing a poster which they present at a one-day conference in the School, their final task as an ECS undergraduate student. This course unit allows students to demonstrate mastery of an advanced aspect of the discipline, including critical evaluation of current research and research methods, and an awareness of the current limits of knowledge in this aspect of the discipline.

As well as producing a research report, the students also have to give a three-minute presentation of their report to their colleagues and to the examiners, as well as producing a poster. The conference was followed by lunch and the chance to look at the posters, as well as a very well-earned glass of champagne at the end of the final degree exams.

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