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UCL Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Sciences


MECHGF01 Group Design Project

Course Aims

To provide experience of working as a group, in liaison, where possible, with industry, in order to design a complex engineering product/system or service under stringent time and resource limitations and to assess its commercial potential. To provide the students with an opportunity to: apply formal project management techniques such as planning, resource allocation, cost estimation, project monitoring and reporting; to develop commercial skills and business awareness.

Alt. Codes(s) None
Title Group Design Project
Level M
UCL Credits/ECTs 30 / 12
Start September
End May
Taught by Prof Mark Miodownik
Supervision from members of Staff from the Department


All courses taught in the MSc programme.

Method of Instruction

  • Independent study individually and as a group.
  • Group meetings, progress reports and presentations.
  • Supervision by a member of academic staff and where appropriate by industry.


  • First presentation (10%) and final group presentation/viva (10%).
  • Midyear project report (10%).
  • Group report/portfolio (55%).
  • Individual contribution (15%).
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