CEG8495 : Postgraduate Diploma Project and Dissertation in Transport

Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 15.0


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.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion1120:00120:00Dissertation
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion1130:00130:00Research leading to dissertation
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching180:309:00Supervisory meetings
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study141:0041:00Includes background reading for a full understanding of the material.
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
CEG8496MSc 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.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Dissertation2M100Written 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.

Reading Lists