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Unit information: Research Project in 2019/20

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Unit name Research Project
Unit code CENGM0049
Credit points 60
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Academic Year (weeks 1 - 52)
Unit director Professor. Mylonakis
Open unit status Not open

Progress to the Dissertation is governed by 37.10 of the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes, namely that "Progression to the dissertation stage is normally only permitted on the satisfactory completion of the taught component."



School/department Department of Civil Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering


The aim of this unit is to enable students to further develop the skills of managing a significant technical problem that is loosely defined, and the solution, or method of approach, that has much that is unknown. The output will be a dissertation.

Intended learning outcomes

Intended Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, the students will be able to:

ILO 1. have developed research skills and problem-solving abilities to a masters level

ILO 2. be able to solve scientific problems independently

ILO 3. have developed advanced theoretical, analytical, computational and/or experimental skills through application

ILO 4. be very competent at writing an engineering dissertation

Teaching details

Students will undertake individual project work under supervision by a faculty member.

No contact hours are timetabled but students will be expected to meet with their project supervisor and will be scheduled on a project-by-project basis.

Assessment Details

100% Dissertation (maximum 15,000 words in the departmental template) (ILO 1-4) made up of two components: marking of the written thesis (80%) and oral defence (20%).

Reading and References

Dunn PF, 2014, Measurement and Data Analysis for Engineering and Science (3rd Edition). CRC Press.

Other reading specific to each project