CEG8198 : MSc Project and Dissertation in Environmental Engineering
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Dr Charlotte Paterson
- Demonstrator: Dr Jan Dolfing
- Other Staff: Dr Martin Cooke, Dr Paul Sallis, Dr David Werner, Dr Adam Jarvis, Dr Russell Davenport, Professor David Graham, Professor Thomas Curtis
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||15|
|Semester 3 Credit Value:||55|
The aim of this module is to enable students to put their specialist skills, knowledge, and understanding into practice through the medium of a significant individual research project and written dissertation.
Outline Of Syllabus
The project is a chance for students to specialise, and is a challenging and rewarding experience. Students carry out their research in our well equipped Environmental Engineering laboratories, UK field sites, in industry or overseas.
Project related training sessions including presentation skills, critical writing skills, and literature searching hints, laboratory requirements, risk assessment, plagiarism, data presentation and basis statistics will take place in the co-requisite module CEG8110. Specific laboratory training sessions will also be arranged as necessary.
Students are required to attend an assessed interview near the start of the project, discussing the project aim, objectives, methodology, expected outcomes and the time plan, and to produce a laboratory dossier before commencing any laboratory work. A dissertation is submitted at the end of the project.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||15:00||15:00||Assessed interview|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||240:00||240:00||Dissertatio preparation|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||240:00||240:00||Reading, synthesis and analysis of literature|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||205:00||205:00||Data collection, often laboratory work|
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. 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 advise on methodologies and interpretations.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Dissertation||3||M||97||Written dissertation assessed in semester 3, approximately 50-70 pages|
|Research proposal||2||M||3||Assessed interview and document to demonstrate your understanding of the research project (2500 words minimum).|
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. The assessed interview is designed to ensure that students have made a satisfactory start to their projects, ensure that feasible objectives have been agreed, and for students to receive formal feedback at an early stage.