Undergraduate research topics
The final year project is an opportunity for you to integrate and augment your total formal knowledge by means of its application to a professionally focussed project at the appropriate level. Final year projects are an important part of the engineering education process and projects can be based on fundamental or applied research or on technical tasks sponsored by local industry. In many cases, students work side by side with academic staff and industry representatives.
Typical projects might include working on:
- Autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
- Formula-SAE open wheeled racing car development
- Design of a dual thrust hybrid rocket
- Management systems for road reconstruction and repair following a flood disaster
- Road pavement design for expansive soils
- Experimental investigations into the uplift capacity of ground anchors in sand
- Chemical resistance of geopolymer concrete against H2SO4 & NaOH
- Behaviour of innovative fibre composite sandwich panels for structural applications
- Potential of the use if epoxy bands in the repair of concrete pipes
- Biogas generation from an anaerobic pond 'abattoir'
- Monitoring of livestock buildings using integrated software and instrumentation
- Development of a high voltage DLA test apparatus
- An investigation into the practical aspects of LED lighting
- Video Assisted Control of Total Stations.