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AR30315: Dissertation

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 12
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 10%)
  • Poster (CW 10%)
  • Report (CW 80%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To assess the ability of students for original and individual thought and application to a specific project/ programme of work.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of the unit, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to carry out a literature review, plan a program of activity, and organise materials, equipment and facilities as required. The successful student will be able to demonstrate an ability to carry out and report on a small research project.

The following skills will be developed and assessed:
* self-direction in tackling and solving problems, and ability to act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks;
* an ability to continue to advance ones own knowledge and understanding, and to develop new skills to a high level;
These are also transferable skills necessary for employment, requiring: the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility; decision-making in complex and unpredictable situations; and the independent learning ability required for continuing professional development.

A work of research presented as a short thesis, normally entailing either experimental or analytical or numerical modelling and their practical application to a researched topic.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

AR30315 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
  • UEAR-AFM03 : MEng(Hons) Civil and Architectural Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEAR-AKM03 : MEng(Hons) Civil and Architectural Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UEAR-AFB07 : BEng(Hons) Civil Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEAR-AKB07 : BEng(Hons) Civil Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UEAR-AFM07 : MEng(Hons) Civil Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEAR-AKM07 : MEng(Hons) Civil Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.