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CEG8496 : MSc Project and Dissertation in Transport Engineering

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Mr Roger Bird
  • Demonstrator: Dr Shuo Li, Mr Simon Edwards
  • Lecturer: Professor Phil Blythe, Dr David Golightly, Dr Duo Li
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 3 Credit Value: 50
ECTS Credits: 30.0
European Credit Transfer System


The aim of this module is to enable students to put their specialist skills, knowledge and understanding into practice through the medium of a written dissertation.

Outline Of Syllabus

At the end of the MSc programme, the student is required to submit the final dissertation.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion1155:00155:00Directed reading
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching180:309:00Supervisory meetings
Guided Independent StudyProject work1369:00369:00Research leading to dissertation
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study166:0066:00Includes background reading and reading of lecture notes for a full understanding of the material.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesModule talk11:001:00Module Talk
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Students practice and develop their discipline related skills and knowledge, and their generic skills, through the medium of an individual research project. Some taught lecture/small group teaching sessions provide introduction to generic skills (eg literature reviews). They gain the skills and knowledge delivered by the module mostly by "learning through doing" as they undertake the project. They are, in addition, supported by one or more academic supervisors who can advise on methodologies and interpretations.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Case study3M100Written dissertation assessed in semester 3, approx 100-120 pages or 15,000 - 25,000 words
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.

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