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Module

CEG2720 : Geospatial Engineering Practice and Research

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Peter Clarke
  • Lecturer: Dr Alistair Ford, Dr Jin Xing
  • Other Staff: Professor Jon Mills, Dr Henny Mills, Professor Philip James, Dr Nigel Penna, Dr Wen Xiao, Dr Rachel Gaulton, Dr Ciprian Spatar, Professor Stuart Edwards
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 5
Semester 2 Credit Value: 5
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

This module will introduce students to personal and career development, and to provide a link between their study programme and practice in Geospatial Engineering in the “real world”. Most notably, it will develop a wide range of study skills valuable to the students for future work, both in and beyond their university career. The module will prepare students for their Stage 3 dissertation project, and set the context of their research and the associated study skills acquired within the practice of Geospatial Engineering. In addition, career development in Geospatial Engineering will also be covered, notably through external speakers and site visits.

Outline Of Syllabus

The nature of research, project and dissertation planning, and proposal writing.
The Geospatial profession and its organisation.
Communications skills: writing, referencing, poster creation.
Library skills, data search, referencing.
Finding a research topic.
Personal career development: job search planning.
Career development: engaging with the industry (external speakers, site visits).

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable