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The Module

The Master’s Project represents the culmination of the four year design engineering journey.  Students have a high degree of choice of project topic based on outline briefs defined by an academic, an industry partner or the student themselves. 

The Task

Manage a significant design engineering project which includes high levels of complexity and uncertainty. Analyse and define original insights from research into complex scenarios for design engineering. Create an original resolved response to complex challenges by applying a comprehensive set of design engineering tools and methods. Evaluate systems that are complex or ambiguous with appropriate design engineering methods and approaches, assessing their potential social, environmental, technological and economic impact. Reflect critically on their own project work in the context of well selected benchmarks and a growth mindset. Synthesise design engineering project outcomes in a range of effective communications materials     

Published paper
DESIRE Award explanation

For modules where there is a design engineering output in the form of significant coursework, a module leader or delegated representative selects one item of output for the Design Engineering Selected Innovation REcognition (DESIRE). This is a prestigious award within the School and something that we imagine all students shall aspire to win during the programme of study. DESIRE selected works need not necessarily be associated with the top mark or grade scoring project and may be awarded to a group of students or individual work. We expect DESIRE to become a badge of honour for Design Engineers. Our congratulations to all the winners!

Design Portfolio
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