Student handbook

University and School Prizes

Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical And Manufacturing Engineering

Each department within the School has its own prizes, listed below.

MECHANICAL AND MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING

Andrew Simpson Project Prize

A prize to be awarded annually to the to the value of £200 for the Part C undergraduate student in the School whose project contributes most to the improvement of sports through engineering in the view of the Wolfson School’s prize awarding board.

Andrew Simpson was a Product Design and Manufacture student who graduated in 2007. This prize was established in his memory by the Andrew Simpson Sport Enabling Trust.

JCB Computational Fluid Dynamics Prize

A prize to be awarded annually to the Wolfson School undergraduate student undertaking module MMD802 whose Computational Fluid Dynamics project is judged by the prize’s assessor panel to be of the highest standard in respect of: recognition of the engineering need of the supporting company; approach to problem solving; and quality of communication of the findings of the work for maximum industrial impact. The value of the prize will be confirmed annually by JCB.

Part C Product Design and Manufacture Merit Prize

A prize of £75 is awarded annually to the best Part C student in Product Design and Manufacture in the view of the programme board.

Tarmac Prize

A prize, to the value of £100, to be awarded annually to the part C student on the BEng or MEng Manufacturing and Engineering Management programme with the best academic performance as judged by the examination board.

 

First Year Prizes

Shell Prize

A prize to the value of £100 is awarded to the best first year student on the Mechanical Engineering degree programme.

School First-Year Merit Prize

A prize to the value of £100, to be awarded to the first-year student with the best overall academic performance on a manufacturing engineering degree programme in the view of the programme board.

 

Second Year Prizes

J N Butters Memorial Prizes

Prizes to the value of £100 are awarded to the best Part B student on the Bachelors Mechanical Engineering programme and the best Part B student on the Masters Mechanical Engineering degree programme in the view of the programme board.

School Second-Year Merit Prizes

Prizes to the value of £100 are awarded to the best Part B student on a Bachelors Manufacturing Engineering programme and the best Part B student on a Masters Manufacturing Engineering degree programme in the view of the programme board.

Shell Design Prize

A prize to the value of £200 is awarded to the best second year industry-based design project group on a mechanical engineering degree programme.

 

Final Year Prizes

adidas Sports Technology Project Prize

A prize to the value of £500, to be awarded to the student who is judged to have submitted the best Final Year project on the BSc Sports Technology programme.

adidas Sports Technology Merit Prize

A prize to the value of £500 to be awarded to the best Part C student on the Sports Technology programme in the view of the programme board.

Basil F W Powell Memorial Prize

A prize to the value of £75 is awarded to the final year student on a mechanical engineering programme with the best performance in professional training.

Ford Prize

An occasional prize awarded for outstanding group design projects associated with the Ford Motor Company.

Frederic Barnes Waldron Prize

A prize consisting of a certificate and a medal to be awarded to the best final-year student on an IMechE accredited degree in the view of the relevant programme board.

To be eligible for consideration, students will also need to be IMechE Affiliate members. The prize will be awarded to a student from the Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering in even years and to a student from the Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in odd years

IET Manufacturing Engineering Student Prize

A prize of a certificate and two years’ free membership of the Institution of Engineering and Technology is awarded to the most outstanding student on Part D of an IET accredited manufacturing engineering programme in the view of the programme board.

IMechE Project Prize

A prize of a medal and a certificate is awarded to the Part C student on an IMechE accredited mechanical engineering degree programme who completes the best individual project in the view of the programme board.

JCB Excavators Ltd. Design Prize

A prize to the value of £100 each is awarded to the students in the best final year design project group in the Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. The Award recognises the project which embodies the highest excellence in applied engineering design.

Manufacturing Engineering DIS Merit Prize

A prize to the value of £75 is awarded to the final year student on a manufacturing engineering programme with the best performance in professional training in the view of the programme board.

Martin Jones Prize

A prize to the value of £100 to be awarded to the graduating student with the highest overall mark on the BEng Mechanical Engineering programme.

Martin Jones was a student of Mechanical Engineering, graduating in 2003. He died in October 2003. This prize was established by members of his family in recognition of Martin and his love of the time he spent at Loughborough.

Morris Prize for Innovation

A prize to the value of £100 is awarded to the Part C student on the Product Design and Manufacture programme who completes the best individual project.

Part C School Merit Prize (a final year prize)

A prize of £100 is awarded to the Part C student on the Innovative Manufacturing Engineering programme who completes the best individual project in the view of the programme board.

Part D School Merit Prize (a final year prize)

A prize to the value of £75 to be awarded to the best Part D student on the Innovative Manufacturing Engineering programme in the view of the programme board.

Professor Roy Sury Memorial Prize

A prize of £100 is awarded to the Part C student on the Manufacturing Engineering and Management programme or on the Innovative Manufacturing Engineering programme who is judged by the Programme Board to have completed the most balanced individual project.

This prize has been established in memory of Professor Roy Sury who was Head of Department of Manufacturing Engineering 1972-1986 and who sadly died in January 1999.

School Merit/IMechE Best Student Award

A prize to the value of £75 and/or a certificate is awarded to the Part D student on the Mechanical Engineering programme with the highest overall mark.

W H Purnell Memorial Prize

A prize to the value of £75 is awarded to the MEng Part C student on a mechanical engineering programme with the best academic performance as judged by the examination board

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Final Year Project Prize (supported by Intelligent Energy)

A prize to the value of £1000 awarded to the student who is judged to have submitted the best Final Year project in either the BEng Mechanical Engineering, MSc Mechanical Engineering or Product Design Engineering programmes.

 

Postgraduate Prizes

Professor Peter Nevitt Prize

A prize to the value of £200 to be awarded to the graduating student from any of the school's MSc programmes who completes the best individual project in the opinion of a committee comprising the Head of School, the Programme Director and the Project Coordinator.

School Merit Prize

A prize to the value of £75 is awarded to the best MSc student graduating from any programme in the Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.

ELECTRONIC AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

First Year Prizes

Peter Smith Part A Merit Prize

A prize to the value of £120 to be awarded to the student with the best overall academic performance in Part A of any BEng or MEng undergraduate programme in Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering. The prize winner will be chosen by the appropriate Examination Board.

The prize is in memory of Professor Peter Smith, who was Head of Department from 2001 until his untimely death in February 2006. Peter Smith came to Loughborough in 1989 as a lecturer and was appointed Professor of Photonics Engineering in 1998. A leading researcher in the applications of photonics in healthcare Peter was active in areas such as drug delivery systems, clinical risk assessment, biomedical monitoring and diagnosis, on-line process monitoring and control, particle counting, sizing and shaping. He was the co-founder of the DaVinci network which brings together innovative engineering and clinical professionals to create ground breaking improvements in patient care. Peter’s work led to a number of commercial ventures and two spin out companies in plethysmography and pulse oximetry.

 

Second Year Prizes

Bill Forsythe Part B Merit Prize

A prize to the value of £120 to be awarded to the student with the best overall academic performance in Part B of any BEng or MEng undergraduate programme in Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering. The prize winner will be chosen by the appropriate Examination Board.

The prize is in memory of Dr Bill Forsythe, who was a member of staff in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering from 1964 to 2002, where he was well known for his superb knowledge and care of the students, both academically and personally.

National Instrument Project Prizes

Annual prize of £70 to each member of the winning group, £50 each to the second prize and £30 each for the third prize awarded following a project presentation. The three best groups are chosen during previous assessment and the Prize Giving culminates in a sponsored Buffet.

 

Final Year Prizes

BEng Final Year Merit Prize

A prize to the value of £100 for the BEng student graduating with the highest degree mark across all Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering programmes. The prize winner will be chosen by the appropriate Programme/Review Board.

MEng Final Year Merit Prize

A prize to the value of £100 for the MEng student graduating with the highest degree mark across all Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering programmes. The prize winner will be chosen by the appropriate Programme/Review Board.

BEng Final Year Project Prize

A prize to the value of £75 for the BEng student graduating with the highest project mark across all Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering programmes. The prize winner will be chosen by the appropriate Programme/Review Board.

MEng Final Year Project Prize

A prize to the value of £75 for the MEng student graduating with the highest project mark across all Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering programmes. The prize winner will be chosen by the appropriate Programme/Review Board.

The David Goodson Prize for the Best Project with an Environmental Theme

A prize to the value of £150 to be awarded to the Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering final year student with the best final year solo project with an environmental theme. The prize winner will be chosen by the appropriate Examination Board.

The prize is in memory of David Goodson, who was a member of staff in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering for 26 years until his untimely death in January 2004. David was a Chief Experimental Officer in the Underwater Acoustics Research Group and established himself by becoming a genuine world authority on bioacoustics. He crossed the divide between engineering and biology with such success that he was regularly invited to present his research at prestigious institutions around the world. He also published many academic papers and participated in high-profile European Commission projects.

Rohde and Schwarz Prize

A prize of £250 worth of books to be awarded to the Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering final year student with the best final year solo project identifiably in the area of RF or wireless communications. The judgment will be made by the relevant programme board who will canvas recommendations from Rohde and Schwarz.

 

Postgraduate Prizes

Clark-Griffiths Best Student Prize

A prize to the value of £500 awarded to the student with the highest programme mark presented to the programme board on the MSc in Digital Communications Systems.

Clark-Griffiths Project Prize

A prize to the value of £250 to be awarded to the student with the highest mark in the Project module ELP014 on the MSc in Digital Communications Systems.

Professor Tony Marmont Award for Best REST MSc Student

A prize to the value of £500 to be awarded annually to the student (either full time or distance learning) with the highest average % overall mark for the REST MSc programme.

Professor Leon Freris Award for Best REST MSc Project

A prize to the value of £250 to be awarded annually to the student (either full time or distance learning) on the REST MSc programme with the highest average % mark for the MSc project.

The winner of the Tony Marmont Prize shall be excluded from consideration for this prize.