Postgraduate taught 

Aerospace Engineering & Management MSc

Integrated Systems Design Project M ENG5044

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Engineering
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

Students will work in a team drawn from across the School on a project which involves collaborating in a multi-disciplinary engineering team, with the option to tackle broader considerations of project management, environmental issues, accountancy and quality management


Weekly meetings of 1 hour with the assigned PhD student mentor, one initial options appraisal presentation at the beginning of Semester 2 (15 minutes per group), a final report due at the end of Semester 2, and a peer review scoring document to be completed.

Excluded Courses





60% final group report

20% options appraisal presentation

20% Peer Review

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade D3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 


Due to the team nature of this course it is not possible to offer reassessment opportunities.

Course Aims

To give students the experience of working in an integrated team on a creative design project that requires collaboration with engineering from different disciplines to their own; combined with broader considerations of project management, environmental issues, accountancy and quality management.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ determine the engineering issues in their own field required for an interdisciplinary project;

■ solve these specific, technical problems and integrate the results with those from the rest of the team;

■ produce robust initial options appraisals for project initiation, and present as oral report.

■ consider major implications of wider aspects of a project including planning application, environmental impact, sustainability and end-of-life issues;

■ have experience of working and communicating in a team with engineers from other disciplines;

■ present their team's findings effectively as a written report.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students are expected to attend all meetings with the manager and to contribute to presentations and the final report. They must also make a significant contribution to the work of the team.