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ZUG4026 – Research Project

Undergraduate – Module

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Business, Engineering and Technology


South Africa
On-campus block of classes

  • Semester 2, 2021 (Mainstream Programme)
  • Semester 2, 2022 (Extended Programme)

36 credits, NQF Level 8


This module provides students with an opportunity to undertake individually a research work of substantial amount to discover why certain aspects of electrical engineering science are what they may be. This will require a student to perform complex experimental work where he/she can set up the experiment, calibrate the measuring instruments and measure data. The acquired data can then be analysed and interpreted through calculation exercises and graphical representations of computer generated data. This information will then be synthesized to be presented in the form of written final year report.

As part of this research work the student will be required to undertake an investigation in the industry in the area where his/her research work can be applied and identify the improvement or optimization opportunities that his/her research can bring to the industry concerned.


On completion of the module, students will be expected to be able to:

1Solve engineering problems
2Apply scientific and engineering knowledge
3Design and conduct investigations and experiments.
4Apply appropriate engineering methods, skills and tools, including Information Technology
5Communicate technical information professionally and effectively
6Work effectively as an individual
7Demonstrate competence to engage in independent learning


Design Project: 100%

Workload requirements

The module prepares students on integrating theory of engineering science with practical experimental work so that they can experience the hands-on approach of engineering in the industry and the significance of combining practical work with scientific and engineering knowledge.  All outcomes will be assessed by means of assessing the Independent work under supervision and the submission of the research project.

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