Level 5 – Research Project

Pearson/Edexcel BTEC Level 5 Engineering – Research Project

Tecol Unit Code: L5E-H34
BTEC Code: J/615/1502
Format: On-line
Award: Level 5 Unit
Accreditation: EDEXCEL
Study + Assessment Time: 60 + 90 Hours
 30 credit unit  Core unit

This unit can be studied  as part of a BTEC HND in Engineering. 


Unit introduction

Completing a piece of research is an opportunity for students to showcase their intellect and talents. It integrates knowledge with different skills and abilities that may not have been assessed previously, which may include seeking out and reviewing original research papers, designing their own experimental work, solving problems as they arise, managing time, finding new ways of analysing and presenting data, and writing an extensive report. Research can always be a challenge but one that can be immensely fulfilling, an experience that goes beyond a mark or a grade, but extends into long-lasting areas of personal and professional development.

This unit introduces the skills necessary to deliver a complex, independently conducted research project that fits within an engineering context. On successful completion of this you will be able to deliver a complex and independent research project in line with the original objectives, explain the critical thinking skills associated with solving engineering problems, consider multiple perspectives in reaching a balanced and justifiable conclusion, and communicate effectively a research project’s outcome. Therefore, students develop skills such as critical thinking, analysis, reasoning, interpretation, decision-making, information literacy, information and communication technology literacy, innovation, conflict resolution, creativity,

By the end of this you will be able to:

1. Conduct the preliminary stages involved in the creation of an engineering research project.
2. Examine the analytical techniques used to work on all stages of the project and strategies required to overcome the challenges involved in a research project.
3. Reflect on the impact the research experience could have in enhancing personal or group performance within an engineering context.
4. Explore the communication approach used for the preparation and presentation of the research project’s outcomes.


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