Module details for Civil and Environmental Engineering Project


Undertake an individual in-depth study of a relevant specialised aspect of civil and environmental engineering, provide a report and deliver a presentation.


The aim of this Module is to provide the student with : 1) Provide students with the opportunity to undertake an individual research project. 2) Enable students to further develop their skills of evaluation, analysis, synthesis and problem solving. 3) Enable students to further develop their communication skills.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the student should be able to:

1.  Organise and carry out a research project in a specified area.

2.  Interpret and evaluate data obtained from a research project.

3.  Defend and justify the findings of a research project.

4.  Evaluate methodology and practice within a specified field.

Indicative Content

1 Supervision:

Each student will be supervised by a member of academic staff who will assist and guide the student in carrying out the project and monitor progress. It is recommended that students meet with their supervisors at least once in a fortnight to discuss progress. Each student must keep a log book and this is part of the assessed materials.

2 Final Report and Presentation:

Each student must submit a final written report on their chosen subject, prepared in accordance with the University's regulations for the submission of theses and present themselves for a final oral assessment.





Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Teaching and Learning Method Hours
Lecture 0
Tutorial/Seminar 13
Practical Activity 0
Assessment 60
Independent 127
Total 200

Guidance notes

SCQF Level - The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework provides an indication of the complexity of award qualifications and associated learning and operates on an ascending numeric scale from Levels 1-12 with SCQF Level 10 equating to a Scottish undergraduate Honours degree.

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 2021/22 , and may be subject to change for future years.