CME8098 : Clean Technology Dissertation

Semester 3 Credit Value: 60
ECTS Credits: 30.0


The aim of this module is to allow students to gain first hand experience of an industrial or academic research environment and enable them to put their specialist skills, knowledge, and understanding into practice through the medium of a significant individual research project and written dissertation. It provides an opportunity to deepen technical understanding through the application of theory to a project relevant to Clean Technology. It also enables students to demonstrate their ability to focus on a solution in the context of often open ended problems.

Students will carry out a project either in a research or industrial based environment which will enable them to put into practice much of the theoretical knowledge gained through the taught course.

Outline Of Syllabus

The project shall be agreed by discussion between the student and the degree programme director subject to:
* the appropriateness of the proposed project for the MSc Degree;
* the availability of staff, with relevant expertise and/or experience of supervision;

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Poster presentation
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion120:0020:00Preparation of poster presentation
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion1120:00120:00Dissertation preparation
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture12:002:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision142:0028:00Meetings with supervisors to discuss dissertation
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1428:00428:00Undertake experimental or theoretical work to satisfy requirements for dissertation
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The research project is worth 60 credits and allows students to build upon the skills and knowledge gained during the taught part of the programme.

The project may involve working within one of the School's established research groups, or students may work elsewhere in collaboration with industry. The supervisor will provide advice on the approaches and methods that are best suited to the industrial or lab based research problem.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Dissertation3M9075 pages (unless exemption agreed with supervisor)
Poster2M10Methodology and Planning Report (2000 words)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The Dissertation provides extensive opportunities for students to demonstrate their knowledge acquisition and practical application. The poster session enables students to show effective communication strategies.

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