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 9 October 2019 2.15-2.30pm LT2
This short 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.
- Outline of the course
- Engineering areas
- Modules and how they work in IIB
- Examinations and coursework assesment
- Library resources
All students are required to attend a talk by the Safety Officer on Wednesday 9 October 2019, 2.30-3.15pm, in LT2. No practical work may be undertaken before the hazard assessment form has been seen by the Safety Office.
Monday 14 October 2019, 1-2pm, LT0 with Emma Etteridge (Deputy Library - Teaching)
As part of your IIB Project you will be expected to do a literature review surrounding your projects topic. This session will explain what a literature review is and how to do one, covering how to decide what you should be looking for, where to look for it, how to read it and how to take useful notes. This is a lot to cover in an hour so if you have any following up questions check our information skills page on the website and get in touch
A 30 minute briefing entitled ‘the Careers Service - what can it do for you?’ will be held at 11.30 am on Wednesday 9 October 2019 in LT2 by Dr Warde of the Careers Service. All Part II students and staff are welcome to attend.
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.
Slides from the 2019 presentation can be found here.
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.
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