University of Bristol

Title of project:
Group Industrial Projects

Name of project coordinator:
Prof. D Cherns

Total no. of students expected to participate:
20-30 students

Size of groups:
4 – 6 students

Year in which students will carry out the project:
3rd Year

No. of weeks over which the project will be carried out during one academic year:
10 weeks + 4 weeks preparatory work

Dates over which the project will run during the academic year:
October - March


Brief Description:
Group assignments are to be made in October 2011. Groups will be decided by the project co-ordinator, but students will be allowed to express a preference for a particular project. During the Autumn Term, students will meet the industrial consultant (site visit), and academic consultant, carry out an individual literature survey (individually assessed), and meet to determine any specific equipment needs.

For the Spring Term, the groups will work as a team, holding regular meetings with minutes to record progress. At the end of the project, the groups give a joint presentation and joint report to the academic and industrial consultants. Assessment will include 30% for individual performance based partly on a personal statement of their contribution and a short individual interview