2023/24 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
CIVE3750 Individual Research Project 1
20 creditsClass Size: 130
Module manager: Dr Marco-Felipe King
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2023/24
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesOn completion of this module students should have developed the capabilities to:
- Identify and define a research problem and research gaps;
- Critically review the relevant literature;
- Collect, analyse and synthesise data;
- Present information in a logical and cohesive way;
- Understand the limitations of the work/problem;
- Elicit the appropriate conclusions;
- Communicate through a well-structured and written documents;
On completion of this module students will be able to:
1. Develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of one aspect of civil engineering including the underlying principles and an awareness of current and future developments within a chosen field of research.
2. Develop an appreciation of a range of approaches from within and outside traditional civil engineering and how these can be applied to engineering research.
3. Develop an ability to source, evaluate and analyse qualitative or quantitative data to solve problems within an engineering project and recognise where data is incomplete and how this may affect research outcomes.
4. Understand how to source, evaluate and analyse technical and non-technical literature and use this to articulate knowledge gaps and evaluate research outcomes.
5. Develop an appreciation of the need for engineers to behave in a professional and ethical way
6. Develop relevant practical and laboratory skills and also understand the need for relevant Health and Safety requirements to be taken into account within a research environment.
7. Develop the ability to plan and carry out a programme of research and make appropriate adjustments in response to challenges.
8. Develop and apply a range of skills including problems solving, critical analysis, communication and team working within a research environment.
- Independent learning (promoting continuing professional development);
- Self direction and decision marking;
- Evaluation/Critical Analysis;
- Research skills;
- Time management
This module will be used for the formative and summative assessment of English language competency.
Students may undertake either a design project (typically one of a small number of pre-set projects) or an individual research project.
Projects are supervised on a one-to-one basis and assessment is by written report, all students make an individual submission.
The module will include a number of lectures on ethical issues related to the themes of this module and overall programme of study.
|Private study hours
|Total Contact hours
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)
Private studyDepends on the project and supervisor.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackInformal, depends on individual supervisor and the student.
Methods of assessment
|% of formal assessment
|Individual submission of dissertation
|Assessment of student engagement with project.
|Individual submission of Aims and Objectives
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)
Resit 100% Project.
Reading listThere is no reading list for this module
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