Master Design Project

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Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode WMME901-20
Vaknaam Master Design Project
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode hele jaar (At least 45 ECTS first year master courses)
Rooster 560 hrs in total

Uitgebreide vaknaam Master Design Project
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:
1) Read and understand literature of a specific design topic;design a plan including: hypotheses, problem analyses,
literature survey, methods, planning/timing.
2) Execute the proposed design as described in the proposal independently on a academic level
3) Analyze, interpret and discuss results within the state of the art;
4) Present his/her results in English by means of a written report as well as a presentation to an academic and
professional audience;
Omschrijving The aim of the ME Design Project is to conduct a mechanical engineering design project in a company (through an internship) or in a
research group. The project puts a particular emphasis on the experimental design aspect that the student must incorporate in the
design analysis.
Before the completion of the design project the student must have followed the compulsory module on scientific integrity. It is
advisable for the student to follow this module at the earliest opportunity during the overall master period.
The protocol of the design project comprises the following steps:
1. The student may choose his/her own design topic upon discussion with the program coordinator of the Mechanical Engineering
2. Preliminary literature study, problem formulation and planning
3. Writing a preliminary design project proposal
4. Literature study and experimental design plan
5. Analyze, interpret and discuss results within the state of the art prior to regular discussion with supervisor/s (including results
presentation and modification of the original design proposal if and when needed)
6. Writing final report and presentation
7. Providing the ESC with the following documents: 1) copy of the thesis in repository; 2) assessment form with final score
(according to fixed criteria) signed by the two assessors.

More information can be found on the student portal, especially in the Design Project guide:

Before starting your project, please contact the coordinator, Marzia Nuzzolo, via
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Opdracht (ASM)
(ASM 560 hr)
Toetsvorm Opdracht (AST), Presentatie (P), Verslag (R)
(12.5% R, 12.5% P, 75% AST)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator Dr. M. Nuzzolo
Docent(en) Individual Supervisor
Entreevoorwaarden First year master courses at least 45 ECTS and the course Scientific Integrity
Opmerkingen A special assesment form is available for the final grade. It consists of 5 criteria: design plan (35%), design results & analysis

(35%), management of the design project (10%), presentation (10%), report (10%)
The final grade is only registered in when
-the student has followed the module Scientific Integrity. This module will be offered twice a year.
-The report is uploaded in the repository

All elements are compulsory. A repair programme is possible, to be decided upon by the Board of Examiners of Mechanical Engineering
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Mechanical Engineering: Advanced Instrumentation 2 hele jaar verplicht
MSc Mechanical Engineering: Smart Factories 2 hele jaar verplicht
MSc Mechanical Engineering: Smart and Green Energy Systems 2 hele jaar verplicht