Mining and Minerals Engineering

CSM3403 - Renewable Energy Dissertation (2011)

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MODULE TITLERenewable Energy Dissertation CREDIT VALUE30
MODULE CODECSM3403 MODULE CONVENERDr Peter Connor (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated)
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module
This project provides the student with the opportunity to carry out individual research. Project titles will be chosen from a list at the beginning of the academic year. Students will start work on the design project in the last week of Term 1 and work through Term 2.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)
SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
The module coordinators provides a briefing session on suitable topics, conduct of study, assessment methods, supervisor-student relationship, budgets, milestones and deliverables. An individual design project is undertaken by each student on a subject related to the course. Students keep a detailed diary / logbook of their expected and actual work and this is reviewed by their Supervisor throughout the project duration. At the end of the Autumn term, candidates must submit their Project Planning Submission which will comprise: 1. A Gantt chart identifying the key tasks that have been and remain to be completed and indicate precisely when they will be carried out. 2. A list of references consulted in discharging the project activity to the date of reporting. 3. An abstract describing the project, and its intended outcomes, at the date of reporting. The design project is a major part of the course and aims to develop abilities in the following areas: 1. Understanding the problem 2. Execution of the project in a logical manner 3. Awareness of health and safety legislation 4. Awareness of design standards and codes of practice 5. Decision making 6. Data gathering 7. Data analysis 8. Problem solving 9. Information technology 10. Questioning of basic assumptions and critical analysis of results 11. Communication of ideas with written and spoken word 12. Efficient utilisation of information retrieval services 13. Consideration of the further development of the study.
LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities Guided Independent Study Placement / Study Abroad
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 100 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES
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

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CREDIT VALUE 30 ECTS VALUE 15
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 3 (NQF Level 6) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 15 December 2011
KEY WORDS SEARCH None Defined