This is the capstone course of the entire BSc Engineering Programme. The course is a student-driven, research and development project. Monthly seminars, intended to support the student in the research process are held and students are assessed by a final project submission and dissertation presentation. The course is year-long and counts for 6 credits and contributes 20% of the final weighted average used in the determination of honours. ECNG3020 Special Project is designed to develop technical skills in the following areas: Design to specification; Formulation of creative solutions to engineering problems; Engineering analysis and enquiry; Validation and testing against benchmarks; Project management; Time management; and Communication. The course presents the opportunity to build upon the core of engineering skills gained in the earlier years and to broaden the scope of knowledge already gained. Project details are provided in a Project Handbook.