Engineering Group Project - EENG5620

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2023 to 2024
Combined Autumn and Spring Terms 5 15 (7.5) Robert Horne checkmark-circle


The module consists of a practical group project involving both hardware and software. Also included is a series of supporting lectures. Students work in groups of typically four. The project provides an opportunity for students to gain experience not only in technical areas such as PC based data acquisition, computer interfacing, visual programming and hardware design and construction but also in transferable skills including team working, project management, technical presentations and report writing.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 49
Private study hours: 101
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

100% Coursework

Indicative reading

Programming Arduino with LabVIEW M. Schwartz and O. Manickum Packet Publishing Birmingham (2015) ISBN-978-1-84969-822-1

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1. demonstrate an ability to apply underlying concepts and principles of analysis and design.
2. demonstrate an ability of applying engineering techniques to their projects with awareness of commercial, industrial, ethical and other factors, uncertainties and risks.
3. demonstrate an understanding of data acquisition, mechanical design, and interfacing between hardware and computer and relevant software.
4. demonstrate an understanding of teamwork, project management and professional practice to their project.


  1. Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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