Module title: Honours Project and Integrated Project Work

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: CTR10114
Module leader: Jonathan Cowie
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Civil and Transportation
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added


Description of module content:

For the individual project, the lecture programme will outline issues in developing ideas into research projects, characteristics of a good researcher, literature searching and reviewing, quantitative and qualitative approaches to research.
For the group-based component, a typical project may involve a proposal to construct a retail warehouse development at a particular location. The students will be required to work co-operatively in their groups to produce an engineering solution, considering such aspects as traffic impact, overall layout of the site, parking requirements, building size and design including geotechnical considerations, drainage layout and details. Each student will be responsible to the group for a particular specialism, which the students will choose. The group will produce a report and give a presentation at the end of the project, which would be considered as formal assessment.







Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: formulate a research proposal that is consistent with honours level student research and critically review relevant research in a well defined civil or transport engineering area;
LO2: discuss various engineering and other assumptions, approaches and practical issues involved in completing research in a civil or transport engineering related discipline;
LO3: integrate the key elements involved in developing, designing, undertaking and completing a research project relevant to civil and transport engineering issues and perform relevant analysis and directly relate such results and insights to the aim of the research project;
LO4: design a scheme from initial concept to completed design and be responsible for self organisation and management of the group project and work co-operatively in a team of 4 or 5 students;
LO6: develop and enhance report writing, time management and presentation skills.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

LEONG, HEAH AND ONG GUIDE TO RESEARCH PROJECTS FOR ENGINEERING STUDENTS: CRC PRESS, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9781482238778
SHARP, J. (2002) THE MANAGEMENT OF A STUDENT RESEARCH PROJECT: GOWEER PUBLISHING, 1st ed.
NORTHEY, M. AND J. JEWINSKI (2007) MAKING SENSE - A STUDENT'S GUIDE TO RESEARCH AND WRITING - ENGINEERING AND THE TECHNICAL SCIENCES: OUP, 2nd ed.
BLAXTER L ET AL (2013) HOW TO RESEARCH: OUP, 4th ed.
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