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Module Code: CEN311
Module Title: Final Year Project
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 10.00
Academic Year: 2017/18
Semester: ACYR
Originating Department: Civil Engineering
Pre-requisites: N/A
   
Aims
1. Apply engineering knowledge, initiative, enthusiasm, etc. to plan, carry out and control an open-ended project in a topic which is developed by academic staff.
2. Enhance their communication skills: writing proposal, progress and final reports, giving oral presentations and presenting a poster.
3. Experience a major task similar to those of working as a professional engineer in an industrial or research organization.
Learning outcomes 
Knowledge and Understanding

A Key aspects of the engineering or engineering-related topic of his/her project, at least some of which should be at, or informed by, the forefront of defined aspects of a discipline. He/she will normally demonstrate this awareness by providing a review of some recent developments in the subject.

Intellectual Abilities

B Managing the project in terms of scope, time and resources.

C Defining/specifying a problem.

D Researching and information-gathering.

E Planning/designing a laboratory experiment using suitable techniques and procedures with due regard to safety.

F Assessing and managing risk.

G Analysing technical problems qualitatively and/or quantitatively.

H Designing a system, component or process based on an outline or detailed specification.

Practical Skills

I Using appropriate engineering analysis software and IT tools.

J Carrying out experimental/laboratory/workshop activities with due regard to safety.
General Transferable Skills

K Oral presentation, Poster/web page design.

L Written communication (technical reporting).

M Inter-active skills (with the supervisor, technicians, etc).

N Project management.

O Computing and IT skills (scope-dependent).

P Self-discipline and self-motivation.

Method of teaching and learning 
Regular meetings/consultations with supervisor, laboratory work under direct/indirect (where appropriate) supervision, self-organisation, preparation of proposal, interim and final reports and oral presentations.

Syllabus 
A completely new individual project as specified by the academic staff consisting of:
- Literature review

- Research design

- Investigation

- Data collection and analysis

- Summary, conclusion

- Report writing

- Oral presentations and poster defence

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 13     26      261  300 

Assessment

Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Interim Presentation 15.00
2 Final Presentation 15.00
3 Written Report 70.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 10/22/2017 9:25:02 PM