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Unit information: Research Project 4 in 2015/16

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Unit name Research Project 4
Unit code CENGM0012
Credit points 40
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Dr. May
Open unit status Not open

Year 3 (H201, H202)



School/department Department of Civil Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering

Description including Unit Aims

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.

Intended Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the project, students will (i) be able to explain in depth the topic of their project; (ii) have developed research skills and problem-solving abilities to a high level; (iii) be able to solve independently the typical problems of a large project; (iv) have developed/reinforced their theoretical, analytical, computational and/or experimental skills through application; (v) be very competent at writing a full report on a technical subject; (vi) have enhanced their oral presentation skills.

Teaching Information

Project work

Assessment Information

Report 70%, Viva 30% An assessment matrix is used to ensure the standard of output.

Reading and References

Specific to each project