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UCL Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Sciences


MECHGI01 Innovation and Group Design Project

MECHGI01 Innovation and Group Design Project

Course Aims
To provide the students with the opportunity:

  • of thinking creatively as a group in order to design a novel engineering product/system in response to an unmet customer need under time and resource constraints;
  • to assess its commercial potential;
  • to apply formal project management techniques such as planning, resource allocation, cost estimation, project monitoring and reporting;
  • to develop enterprise skills and business awareness.
Alt. Codes(s) None
Title Innovation and Group Design Project
Level M
UCL credits/ETCS 30 / 12
Start September
End May
Taught by Prof Mark Miodownik Module Coordinator


All courses taught in the MSc programme.

Method of Instruction

  • Independent study individually and as a group.
  • Seminars and lectures.
  • Group meetings, progress reports and presentations.


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