Mega Project: Mars Colony
What is it?
Mars Colony is a mega project that will focus on the theoretical colonisation mission to Mars.
The project will involve students from all faculties looking at all aspects of the mission, such as mathematicians and physicists working on the rocket, along with psychologists looking at the human side of the mission.
Why use it?
The Mars Colony mega project enables students from all over the university to get involved in solving the many real-world issues that come with such a colonisation mission. The fact that the project will involve massive collaboration from across the university and that students can be assessed based on their contributions to the project is motivating and engaging for them.
It is easy to see why doing a dissertation on a Mars colonisation mega project may be much more engaging for students that what they would usually do.