CEG8495 : Postgraduate Diploma Project and Dissertation in Transport
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Mr Roger Bird
- Lecturer: Professor Phil Blythe, Dr Dilum Dissanayake, Dr Neil Thorpe, Dr Anil Namdeo, Professor Margaret Carol Bell
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||20|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
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
At the end of the diploma programme, the student is required to submit the final dissertation.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||120:00||120:00||Dissertation|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||130:00||130:00||Research leading to dissertation|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||18||0:30||9:00||Supervisory meetings|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||41:00||41:00||Includes background reading for a full understanding of the material.|
Jointly Taught With
|CEG8496||MSc Project and Dissertation in Transport Engineering|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Students practice and develop their discipline related skills and knowledge, and their genetic 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.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Dissertation||2||M||100||Written dissertation assessed in semester 2, approx 50-60 pages.|
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.