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International Project within Mechanical Engineering SPR M2

Code

ME-SPR2

Version

1.0

Offered by

Mechanical Engineering

ECTS

10

Prerequisites

SRP PM M1.The student must not be in his/her final semester.

Main purpose

The main purpose of the course is to enable the students to utilize their engineering skills and experience with Project Methodology in a group project executed in accordance with the project-organized and problem-oriented methodology that is used in connection with student projects work at School of Business and Technology, VIA University College.

Knowledge

The students will further develop their knowledge about developing a project and leverage experiences from previous project work. They will be able to develop a project of high academic as well as practical engineering standards.

Skills

Following the course students will be able to:


• develop a project description and a problem definition
• handle problem analysis, idea generation and decision-making 
• apply generic tools for project planning and execution 
• develop a written report including structure, formal requirements, project documentation and process report                              
• work in a multicultural project group

Competences

The objectives of the course are to make the students 

• understand the elements that define problem-oriented and project-organized studies at School of Business and Technology, VIA University College 
• understand the elements of a problem definition and a project description and be able to develop both 
• understand the importance of innovative processes (problem analysis, idea generation, decision-making and implementation) 
• understand group dynamics and the theories behind the subject, including cultural differences 
• understand and apply generic tools for project planning and execution 
• understand the role of the supervisor and project supervision in general
• able to execute and document a project in written and oral English
• able to structure a written report following formal requirements 

Topics

The topic of the project will be chosen by the students, reflecting their area of study focus.

Teaching methods and study activities

Group project work carried out during 15 weeks of the semester. Total expected workload per student is 275 hours. 1 ECTS project work is equivalent to 27,5 hours. 
The projects must be developed in groups of 4-5 students. If relevant for the specific project the project group may consist of
students enrolled at different VIA Engineering educations.

VIA will provide the necessary supervision assistance and is to be acknowledged as the recipient of the projects.

Resources

Material from SRP PM M1.

Evaluation

 
 

Examination

Requirements for attending examination
During the course a project description must be developed and approved by the group supervisor. Only groups that hand in the written project by the stated deadline will have access to the project exam.

 

Type of examination:
Group examination with individual mark based on the course assignment.
Group presentation - app. 20 minutes - followed by joint questioning session of app. 15 minutes / student.
Internal examiner


 

Grading criteria

The mark A will be given for a very good performance with no or few and not important errors. The mark E will be given for a just acceptable performance where at least half of the expected performance is reached.
The level of grading will correspond to the level of 6th semester projects for full degree students at VIA.
There will be given a mark from the ECTS scale (for fulltime students from the corresponding 7 step scale).

Additional information

Primarily the study projects should be based on a problem oriented project model within a certain theme and carried out according to the guidelines in the Project Guidance folder of VIA Engineering Studynet     
Very often projects are carried out in cooperation with a company, organisation etc.  We recommend very much cooperation with companies and the supervisors will help students to establish contact to relevant companies, but it should be emphasized that VIA cannot guarantee students to be able to find a company interested in collaboration on the project.  The more specific problems chosen to be dealt with shall be connected to the student’s course background from her/his home university and/or connected with activities undertaken at VIA.

Responsible

Martin Møhl

Valid from

8/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

Course type

Project and English

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