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Unit information: Research Project for MRes in Systems in 2015/16

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Unit name Research Project for MRes in Systems
Unit code CENGM9200
Credit points 100
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Academic Year (weeks 1 - 52)
Unit director Dr. Strachan
Open unit status Not open




School/department Department of Civil Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering


The student shall undertake a piece of research involving an in-depth enquiry into an aspect of systems engineering with direct relevance to industry. The student shall be responsible for the creation of the research strategy and methodology, for the undertaking of the research, for the writing of a dissertation that reports and interprets the results.

Intended learning outcomes

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

  • undertake an original research activity
  • plan and prepare a concise, written technical report
  • adopt a high standard of record keeping and management of information.

Teaching details

Ongoing project supervision provided by project supervisor(s). Students will also have access to skills training workshops and online resources covering topics from project management and managing your supervisor to writing up your thesis.

Assessment Details

Report outline, final report and presentation

Reading and References

Students are advised individually by their project supervisor(s) on appropriate references depending on their project