CEG3699 : BSc Earth Science Research Project
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Jon Telling
- Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
To give students the opportunity to carry out a substantial, individual piece of work which addresses
current and future issues in earth science.
- To obtain a deeper understanding of an earth science topic than made possible by following a taught
programme of study.
- To develop independent study skills and prepare an extended individual piece of work.
Outline Of Syllabus
The project might involve the student working within one of the School's established research groups, or
elsewhere in collaboration with another industrial or academic partner. The student will be supervised, throughout their project, by an experienced scientist or engineer. The supervisor will provide advice on the approaches and methods that are best suited to the research problem and
The student will be required to complete a project outline document as part of the project planning, and to
maintain a portfolio documenting the implementation of the project and reflecting on personal
skills development. The will be required to present the results of your studies to a generalist
audience through an oral presentation.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||10:00||10:00||20 minute Oral presentation (including preparation)|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||15:00||15:00||Production and management of project inception report (PIR) (approx. 2000 words)|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||15:00||15:00||Production and management of e-portfolio|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||182:00||182:00||Includes background reading and reading notes for a full understanding of material.|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||1||8:00||8:00||Sandpit workshops|
|Guided Independent Study||Project work||1||55:00||55:00||Research leading to dissertation|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Dissertation/project related supervision||15||1:00||15:00||Project supervision sessions.|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Students will investigate a specific issue in earth science and through laboratory and field analysis produce a dissertation that allows them to pursue their own ideas and to gain a deeper understanding of the subject.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Oral Examination||15||2||M||10||Dissertation final presentation|
|Dissertation||2||M||60||Dissertation (max 75 pages)|
|Report||1||M||20||Project Inception Report (2000 words approx.)|
|Portfolio||2||M||10||e-portfolio Personal development report|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The specialist and generic skills, and the knowledge and understanding practised and developed during this module are assessed primarily through examination of a written dissertation. Complementary skills in project planning and self-assessment, and in communication skills, are practised and assessed through the oral presentation and PIR. Students will produce a professional portfolio detailing the key skills that they have learnt during the project.