Individual in-depth investigation of a particular aspect of construction management
To provide the student with: An opportunity to undertake individually an in-depth investigation in a relevant area of interest within an applied context in industry, consolidating theory and examining practice and providing a basis for the writing of a substantial dissertation
By the end of this module the student should be able to:
1. Critically evaluate and select an appropriate area of investigation
2. Plan, design and undertake a programme of research in the selected subject area, working individually, demonstrating time and goal management
3. Gather, collate, present and analyse information and use the information to make deductions
4. Demonstrate an ability to communicate the findings and implications of the research programme in a written thesis and during a Viva Voce examination
Nature of project (1): Projects may be based on any aspect of technical and operations, management, economics, environmental or social impact
Nature of project (2): Projects may involve: an experimental investigation; a dissertation involving survey, collation and critique of collected information
Nature of project (3): Projects may involve modeling or simulation of data, development of frameworks or systems to improve practice
Statement on Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Depending on the type of project being undertaken, these may involve independent and supervised research comprising literature search, data collection, experiments and surveys, field work etc to obtain information and fundamental knowledge. Viva voce examination and assessment of a written report assess students knowledge and understanding and transferable skills. Students will be supported by their industry sponsors in obtaining suitable topics and research problems for their project.
Teaching and Learning Work Loads
|Supervised Practical Activity||240|
|Unsupervised Practical Activity||0|
Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.
We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate but it is possible that some changes may occur prior to the academic year of entry. The modules listed in this catalogue are offered subject to availability during academic year 2017/18 , and may be subject to change for future years.