VEIV programme modes

Milestone 3 Comprises submission of a "Month 11 Report", which is either MRes disseration (MRes+EngD students only), or first-year report + viva voce examination (Modular EngD students only). In either case, the materials should be sumbitted 11 months after commencement of the MRes/EngD. The MRes dissertation should meet the requirements for a UCL masters thesis.

The Modular EngD report contain a literature review and statement of the major commercially relevant research to be undertaken during the EngD programme, including a project timetable and resource specification. The report may be assessed by the academic and industrial supervisors, and will determine continuance into the second year.

Milestone 4 Throughout the programme, students are expected to undertake developmental activities, such as organising and/or attending workshops, outreach and liaison events, and undertaking management training. Hence, the expectations of this milestone are congruent with the existing Roberts Points programme.

The EngD Centre coordinates a range of such activities, including our Industry Seminars, residential events and liaison workshops. These may be attended on a voluntary basis but students should be aware that their engagement with developmental opportunities is considered toward their progression assessment.

Milestone 5 Sumbission of "Month 23 Report", which is either a first-year report (MRes+EngD onnly), or second-year report (Modular EngD only).

Milestone 6 Sumbission of "Month 35 Report", which constitutes a draft thesis for all EngD routes. This report should cover how the bulk of implementation and experimental work has been completed, with perhaps one final such element or an evaluation programme to be undertaken in the first few months of the fourth year. The RE would also be expected to provide an exploitation plan for their research. 

Milestone 7 Submission of final draft for review by supervisor(s). 

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Group Project

Early in the first term REs commence Group Project (COMPR002B). Students have found this a challenging but ultimately rewarding part of the programme. Each group comprises 3-6 students from a variety of background (ie not all from the same department), who work under a UCL academic supervisor. The aim of the project will be to give students experience of undertaking and completing a substantial piece of work, applying techniques learned throughout the programme, including the personal and professional skills and the technical skills of analysis, design and implementation.

Examples of previous years' projects.

Groups project topics are selected by students.The students will be expected to work in a team to develop the project, plan and coordinate development activities, make realistic work commitments, and present the work done effectively to a deadline. Each group project will entail a novel piece of application or environment construction, with an emphasis on a thorough design followed by implementation and evaluation. Projects will be chosen from proposals made by members of UCL academic staff. Group projects will be assessed on two criteria: a group report (including group management and planning) and a group demonstration and presentation.

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MRes+Doctorate

Students complete an MRes in their first year, usually either MRes VEIV (programme code: TMRCOMSVEI01) or MRes AAC (TMRARCSAAC01). To gain an MRes, students must pass all taught modules and successfully submit a first-year dissertation. Each student's progress on the programme undergoes executive review early in year two. Students are strongly advised to discuss programme-specific requirements with the relevant course directors. 
 

VEIV & AAC also offer MRes as stand-alone programmes (apply here)

MRes VEIV offers a flexible structure with four major components

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Modular EngD

Students must achieve 195 taught course credits in years 1-3. Students are strongly advised to discuss programme-specific requirements with the relevant course directors. Taught components a based on the MRes VEIV structure.

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Project training modules

Students undertaking the programme via either the MRes+EngD or Modular EngD may gain taught credits by taking one of a choice of two project training modules (below). These modules are similar in structure yet require differing levels of work committed.

  • Exploring Critical Issues in VEIV (COMPGR03; 15 credits)
    Students undertake a literature review and one related practical project.
    The themes and topics of study are chosen in consultation with the student's MRes/EngD supervisor. Materials and findings are sumbitted via a 10,000-word report. Reports should also include an critical reflection on the student's development and transfer of knowledge.
  • Evaluating Critical Topics in VEIV (COMPGR04; 30 credits)
    Students undertake a literature review and several related practical projects. The themes and topics of study are chosen in consultation with the student's MRes/EngD supervisor. Materials and findings are sumbitted via a 25,000-word report. Reports should also include an critical reflection on the student's development, transfer of knowledge and further training requirements.

 

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