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CEG3099 : Individual Project

  • Offered for Year: 2023/24
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Oliver Heidrich
  • Lecturer: Dr Ross Stirling, Mr Roger Bird, Dr Elizabeth Lewis, Dr Lucia Rodriguez Freire
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
  • Capacity limit: 100 student places

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0
European Credit Transfer System


- To give students the opportunity to carry out a substantial, individual piece of work which addresses current and future issues in civil engineering.
- To obtain a deeper understanding of an engineering topic than made possible by following a taught programme of study.
- To develop independent study skills and prepare an extended individual piece of work.

Outline Of Syllabus

2 days intensive project workshop to explore current and future issues facing civil engineers, and to define individual projects which address these issues.
Taught component comprises a number of lectures on topics such as: information retrieval and
reviewing literature; project planning and time management are given. 
Meetings with project supervisor typically once per week for duration of project. Depending on the global pandemic it is up to the academics and students to do this in person or remotely.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture31:003:00Lectures
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion146:0046:00Individual Report
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching121:0012:00Tutorials
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1120:00120:00Project work - varies depending on project (e.g. lit. review, lab/design work, data analysis etc.)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesModule talk11:001:00PiP Lecture
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The project workshop (sandpit) aims to inspire the students and allow them to develop and take ownership of their project. The rest of the module is focused around the student's own management of the programme of work, with guidance and supervision from the project supervisor.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Dissertation2M100Ind Project (max 3000/6000 words depend on option chosen) + project specific deliverables (max.3000 additional words, or equivalent
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The individual submission consists of a Project Report and/or project specific deliverables. The report will provide background, aims & objectives, description of how the project was carried out, and conclusions. The exact headings and format will vary depending on the type of project. For example, a research project will have a different report structure to a design project. The form of the "project specific deliverables" will vary for different projects, allowing a suitable deliverable to be defined for each project. For a research project, this may consist of further written submission to include results analysis and discussion. Other appropriate deliverables include (but are not limited to): models, posters, websites, computer applications, videos, educational materials, engineering drawings, wikis or a combination of these. All projects will be marked (and second marked) according to a generic marking scheme which is broadly applicable to any form of deliverable.

Reading Lists