CEG8496 : MSc Project and Dissertation in Transport Engineering
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Mr Roger Bird
- Lecturer: Dr Dilum Dissanayake, Dr Amy Guo, Dr Anil Namdeo, Professor Elisabetta Cherchi, Professor Margaret Carol Bell, Dr Neil Thorpe
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 3 Credit Value:||50|
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.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||155:00||155:00||Directed reading|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||1||110:00||110:00||Dissertation|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||18||0:30||9:00||Supervisory meetings|
|Guided Independent Study||Project work||1||260:00||260:00||Research leading to dissertation|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||66:00||66:00||Includes background reading and reading of lecture notes for a full understanding of the material.|
Jointly Taught With
|CEG8495||Postgraduate Diploma Project and Dissertation in Transport|
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.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Case study||3||M||100||Written 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.