The Fourth Year
In the final year you choose six specialist options from a list that covers the main engineering disciplines. Those currently available are listed below, but please note that these may change from year to year:
Fourth Year Project
You also carry out a major project, normally working on your own. The work usually involves significant original design and construction, or original research, and is done in close consultation with a nominated supervisor from the academic staff.
Over 100 topics are offered by supervisors in the Department. It is sometimes possible to work on an idea of your own, or one suggested by a sponsoring company, provided that you can find a member of the academic staff to supervise it.
The following are examples of recent fourth year projects:
Optimal duct design for marine turbines
Analysing heart beating in MRI scans
Miniaturised AUV Glider Design
Syncing Sound and Vision
Automatic Annotation of Greek Paintings
Sealing Jet Engines
Some opportunities may exist for overseas study in the final year, either as part of an exchange scheme (e.g. with Princeton University, USA) or in the form of a six-month placement.