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ECMM137 - Water Management Dissertation (2015)

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MODULE TITLEWater Management Dissertation CREDIT VALUE60
MODULE CODEECMM137 MODULE CONVENERProf Fayyaz Ali Memon (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 0 11 11
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 5
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

This dissertation will give you the chance to demonstrate your knowledge, to exercise your initiative and personal responsibility, and to use the research techniques and skills you have developed throughout your degree.


You will be required to solve a research or industrially-related practical problem based on the topics learned within, but not exclusive to, the Water Management programme. The project work will lead to a major piece of work (dissertation) of approximately 30,000 words that involves project planning, analytical, experimental or empirical results and their interpretation, showing how the goals of the project have been met. You will receive a list of potential projects and will be requied to express your two preferences.


You will be encouraged to discuss your preferences with respective supervisors in the Centre for Water Systems before we allocate projects. As part of the research project, you are expected to undertake a considerable amount of self study. There is no formal taught component in the module, apart from suggested regular meetings with the supervisor.
 

Prerequisite modules: ECMM124, ECMM132, ECMM133 or equivalent

AIMS - intentions of the module

The aim of the project and associated dissertation is to showcase a range of your abilities, including effective communication skills. You will have the chance to undertake individual research of a technical, management or combined nature at Masters level related to integrated management in the urban water environment.

 

This module covers Specific Learning Outcomes in Engineering, which apply to accredited programmes at Bachelors/MEng/Masters level. These contribute to the  educational requirements for CEng registration (as defined under the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence – UK-SPEC).
 
 
This module correlates to references MU1, MU4, ME1 - ME3, MD1, MD2, GM2 and GM4. These references are indices of the specific learning outcomes expected of Bachelors/MEng/Masters candidates set out in UK-SPEC, codified with reference to systems used by professional accrediting institutions. A full list of the standards can be found on the Engineering Council's website, at http://www.engc.org.uk

 

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

On successful completion of this module, you should be able to:
Module Specific Skills and Knowledge:
1 demonstrate a deep and systematic understanding of knowledge in areas appropriate to the chosen research project at the forefront of the academic discipline;
2 show comprehensive understanding of research techniques and methodologies applicable to the research area of the project.
Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:
3 utilise knowledge with critical awareness in areas appropriate to the chosen research project at the forefront of the academic discipline;
4 apply research techniques and methodologies with critical awareness appropriate to the research area of the project;
5. take an analytical, systematic and creative approach to problem solving in the chosen research project.
Personal and Key Transferable / Employment Skills and Knowledge:
6. prove independence and self direction in problem solving and decision making;
7. exercise initiative and personal responsibility in professional practice;
8. illustrate effective communication skills using a variety of commonly available media and techniques.

 

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

Programme of work to be set by the project supervisor.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 22.00 Guided Independent Study 578.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 22 Supervision
Guided independent study 578 Dissertation writing, private study
     

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Not applicable      
       
       
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 90 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams 10
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Dissertation 90 30,000 words All Written
Interview 10 Interview with the examiners All Written
         
         
         

 

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-assessment
All Above Coursework (100%) All To be decided by the exam board
       
       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

If a module is normally assessed entirely by coursework, all referred/deferred assessments will normally be by assignment.

If a module is normally assessed by examination or examination plus coursework, referred and deferred assessment will normally be by examination. For referrals, only the examination will count, a mark of 50% being awarded if the examination is passed. For deferrals, candidates will be awarded the higher of the deferred examination mark or the deferred examination mark combined with the original coursework mark.
 

RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

Basic reading:

 

ELE: http://vle.exeter.ac.uk

Including ECMM410 (Research Methodology module lecture notes)

 

Web based and Electronic Resources:

 

Other Resources:

 

Reading list for this module:

There are currently no reading list entries found for this module.

CREDIT VALUE 60 ECTS VALUE 30
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES ECMM124, ECMM132, ECMM133
CO-REQUISITE MODULES
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 7 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Friday 09 January 2015 LAST REVISION DATE Wednesday 25 November 2015
KEY WORDS SEARCH Water management; dissertation.