CME8098 : Clean Technology Dissertation
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Sue Haile
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 3 Credit Value:||60|
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;
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Poster presentation|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||20:00||20:00||Preparation of poster presentation|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||120:00||120:00||Dissertation preparation|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||1||2:00||2:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Dissertation/project related supervision||14||2:00||28:00||Meetings with supervisors to discuss dissertation|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||428:00||428:00||Undertake 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.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Dissertation||3||M||90||75 pages (unless exemption agreed with supervisor)|
|Poster||2||M||10||Methodology 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.