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AR40443: Advanced research dissertation

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 12      [equivalent to 24 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 240
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Public engagement (CW 20%)
  • Journal paper (CW 50%)
  • Grant proposal (CW 30%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: You must have achived a final mark of over 70% in AR30315 to take this unit.
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To gain knowledge and experience in inquiry-based research.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to conceive, develop, conduct and disseminate research.

Intellectual skills
* Critical appraisal of a research field - assessed
* Conception of a research thesis - facilitated
* Design of a suitable research approach to tackle a problem - facilitated
* Conducting of research into a stated thesis - facilitated
* Dissemination of research in professional and public-engagement settings - assessed
Professional/Practical skills
* Analytical, laboratory or computational skills related to the material covered - assessed
Transferable/key skills
* Communication skills - assessed.

Supervision of research project according to the specific nature of the topic. Taught research skills include literature search, critical reading, problem formulation, design of research approach, data gathering (through one or more of literature search, field work, questionnaires, laboratory tests, analytical work or computation), formulation of discussion, publication strategies, design of public-engagement activity, engaging with the public, engaging with research professionals and grant proposal development.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

AR40443 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
  • UEAR-AFM03 : MEng(Hons) Civil and Architectural Engineering (Year 4)
  • UEAR-AKM03 : MEng(Hons) Civil and Architectural Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 5)
  • UEAR-AFM07 : MEng(Hons) Civil Engineering (Year 4)
  • UEAR-AKM07 : MEng(Hons) Civil Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 5)