Part IIB start of year information
Table of contents
- Introduction to Part IIB
- Risk assessment briefing
- IIB project literature review
- Part II careers talk
- Procedures regarding IIB coursework hand in (Coursework Candidate Numbers)
- Good academic practice vs academic misconduct (including plagiarism)
- Plagiarism avoidance in projects
Wednesday 6 October 2021, 4pm online
This short online zoom session will alert you to some of the changes you will encounter in course style, content and standards, and show you where to find guidance.
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- Outline of the course
- Engineering areas
- Modules and how they work in IIB
- Examinations and coursework assesment
- Library resources
Slides from the session can be found here.
All students are required to watch the online talk by the Safety Officer which can be found here. Even if your project does not have an experimental component it is essential that you watch this. It is also important that you watch this individually (i.e. not in groups), as we will use Moodle to log your having viewed it. No practical work may be undertaken before the hazard assessment form has been seen by the Safety Office. The deadline for this is 4pm on Wednesday of week one. A penalty will be applied for every week, or part week, the assessment form is late.
Synchronous teaching sessions
Finding What You Need (Literature Searching)
Content: This module introduces strategies for planning literature searches, places to search for information and techniques to find the most relevant results as well as how to incorporate the work of others into your own research.
Delivery: 1-hour synchronous online teaching in Michaelmas Term (dates TBC, but they will be available on our booking website for the start of term https://www.training.cam.ac.uk/eng/Event-timetable
1:1 Supervisions and Meetings
If you would like more in-depth personal support, advice or help, you can book a 1:1 supervision or meeting with a member of the library team, using our Online Booking Form: https://cambridge.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7P4tkKoXb2Rj4tn
Asynchronous online training via LibGuides
Literature Searching and Reviewing
Content: This online self-paced module will introduce techniques for planning your searches, places for information, and techniques you can use to find the most relevant results.
Delivery: Online self-guided training via the Engineering Library website: https://libguides.cam.ac.uk/engineering/literature-search
During Michaelmas, the Service has organised a range of careers information events and there will be evening presentations from approximately 160 organisations. Students should register with the Service. The careers information email service, CLICK, enables students to receive a weekly diary of events plus specific information on various employment/further study options. An email vacancy list for engineers can be accessed via CLICK.
Please read the detailed information on the Part IIB modules.
You are reminded that you:
- must confirm your choices for Michaelmas Term modules by midnight on Wednesday of week 1
- must keep safe all your Part IIB coursework as you must submit it all for scrutiny by the examiners at the end of the Easter Term.
IIB coursework is marked anonymously wherever possible. The course syllabuses will indicate if certain coursework components are not assessed anonymously.
Each student is given an individual coursework candidate number (CCN). It is your responsibility to enter your CCN onto the coversheet of anonymous coursework. Submissions on Moodle will preserve your anonymity where required. You will be able to access this number on COMET when it becomes available (hopefully week 2).
Please ensure that your name does not appear anywhere on the coursework.
Each student must undertake a major individual design, research and/or computer project at a high technological level on a topic of practical relevance. A member of CUED staff will act as your project supervisor. Your project is a very important part of the final year and is expected to take up roughly half your working time throughout the whole of that year.
See the Part IIB Project Guide (second notice) for comprehensive information about the projects.
Information for Part IIA students about selecting projects is included in the Part IIB projects: first notice.
The University provides guidance on Plagiarism and Academic Misconduct which can be found at https://www.plagiarism.admin.cam.ac.uk, where academic misconduct includes any practice that may unfairly advantage a student’s academic assessment (which includes plagiarism).
Suspected cases of Plagiarism and Academic Misconduct will be handled by the Director of Undergraduate Education in conjunction with the relevant Chair of Examiners, which may result in the case being referred to the University’s Office of Student Conduct, Complaints and Appeals for consideration under the disciplinary regulations.
You should read and ensure that you understand the Department's guidance on avoiding academic misconduct, which covers:
- definition of academic misconduct
- plagiarism avoidance: expectations of all students
- distinguishing between cooperation and cheating
- sources of guidance on academic integrity, record keeping & referencing
If you have any queries please speak to your DoS.
It is self-evident that research-based project work requires extensive discussion and cooperation with your supervisor and others. However, all reports and presentations must document the individual work of the author, with specific reference being made to any material taken from another source (including concepts, theories, equations, figures or computer code, whether published in the open literature or on websites, or unpublished work obtained by other means). Failure to reference the work of others is cheating and will be penalised.
You must read the Department's information about plagiarism, cooperation & cheating.
Last updated on 30/09/2020 15:43