Module code: FVP3007

Module Overview

The module includes two aspects. The Literature Review and Presentation is intended to give students experience in writing a literature review on a technical topic, the feedback on which will assist in writing the Technical Project. In addition, it will give an opportunity to learn in detail about a specialised area of engineering research not normally covered in the remainder of the programme, and to present this to the rest of the year so that fellow students can learn from the findings. The Technical Project is the culmination of the technical component of the programme, and will give an opportunity to conduct research and study in a subject of the student's choosing to a depth not possible during other parts of the programme.

Module provider

Music and Media

Module Leader

ADEYEMI-EJEYE Femi (Music & Med)

Number of Credits: 45

ECTS Credits: 22.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Personal Tutorial Hours: 22

Independent Learning Hours: 402

Lecture Hours: 10

Seminar Hours: 16

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

The content of the Literature Review will be agreed between the student and the module co-ordinator at the plenary sessions held during Semester 1.
The content of the Technical Project will be agreed between the student and the module co-ordinator by the end of Week 8 of Semester 1.
The following topics will be covered in lectures:
· Research methods
· Technical writing skills
· Presentation skills

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Literature review 25
Project (Group/Individual/Dissertation) Technical Project 75

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate research skills in the form of a literature review, and technical writing and presentation skills in the form of a detailed technical project.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

  • Coursework - Literature Review and Technical Project progress report. Literature Review on a subject of the student's choosing, 3000 words due in  Semester 1, and Technical Project progress report, 2000 word limit submitted in  Semester  1, value 25%.

  • Project - Technical project. A research-based technical report on a research topic the student has investigated. This topic will be different from that of the topic of the student's Literature Review, 10,000 words. The 20-minute presentation will be on the topic of the Technical Project and will be delivered to the class during Semester 2, Total value 75%

Practical and summative assessments are designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of their chosen specialist subject. Within the coursework element, the Literature review will account for a total of 15% of their mark for the module, and the Technical Project progress report will account for a total of 10% of their mark for the module. Within the project element, the Technical project will account for a total of 70% of their mark for the module, and the Presentation will account for 5% of their mark for the module.

Feedback will be given for a Technical Project progress report submitted in  Semester  1 (with a word limit of 2,000 words). This must include:

  • A summary of the motivation for the project

  • A list of research questions with appropriate justification

  • A brief summary of the literature review (answering some of the research questions)

  • An outline experiment plan (including an explanation of how it will answer the remaining research questions)

  • A time plan for the remainder of the project

  • An outline of the chapter and section layout of the final technical project report


Formative  assessment

Formative feedback will also be given to you as noted below.


Students receive written feedback on their Literature Review and verbal feedback from tutors and fellow students on their presentation. Verbal and/or written feedback is also given through tutorial supervision throughout the year.

Module aims

  • develop methods of academic research
  • increase knowledge of a specialised area of engineering
  • increase skills in academic writing
  • develop confidence in presenting ideas to other people
  • enable research on a technical topic of the student's choosing

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Independently research a previously unfamiliar topic in a detailed manner CKPT
002 Collate and discuss this research in a coherent form in a written literature review KPT
003 Clearly communicate a summary of your research in the form of a presentation KT
004 Demonstrate your ability to search the published literature to obtain relevant references KP
005 Demonstrate significant scholarship in the area of your chosen subject K
006 Write a technical report in an academically satisfactory yet readable way CKPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to foster independent technical and research skills across both semesters. By separating the content of the literature review and the technical project, students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in two different topic areas. Studentsare supported in their independent work through structured guidance in research, technical writing and presentations, as well as one-on-one tutorials. Students will learn from each other's presentations and the subsequent question and answer sessions, delivered during seminars.

The learning and teaching methods include: · Five two-hour lectures at the beginning of Semester 1 (weeks 1 - 5) · Two days of presentation seminars in week 11 · Tutorial supervision of at least ½ hour per fortnight on coursework assignments and feedback

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

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Other information


Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Film and Video Production Technology BSc (Hons)(YEAR LONG) Year-long Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2020/1 academic year.