CEG3099 : Individual Project

Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0


- 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 day 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 small number of lectures on topics such as: information retrieval and reviewing literature; project planning and time management.
- Meetings with project supervisor typically once per week for duration of project.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion147:0047:00Individual Report
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture31:003:00Lectures
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching121:0012:00Tutorials
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops118:0018:002 day residential workshop to develop project topics.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1120:00120:00Project work - varies depending on project (e.g. lit. review, lab/design work, data analysis etc.)
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The project workshop 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
Dissertation2M100Individual Project Report (Max. 2000 words) + project specific deliverables (max. 2000 additional words, or equivalent - see below)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The individual submission consists of a Project Report and 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 projecvts, 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.

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