Mining and Minerals Engineering

CSMM047 - Research Project and Dissertation (2011)

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MODULE TITLEResearch Project and Dissertation CREDIT VALUE60
MODULE CODECSMM047 MODULE CONVENERDr Charlie Moon (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
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DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module
An independent research project involving the collection, analysis (using previously acquired data and/or data collected as part of the project), interpretation and discussion of geological or mining or related environmental data along with conclusions. The project must be of research value within an industrial or academic setting. The dissertation must also show an in-depth understanding of the background to the research topic.
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
Variable. Agreed following discussion between student, academic supervisor, and external industry or other personnel. At least 10 weeks of individual work is required, followed by a writing up period to make a minimum of 60 days work in total. A handbook on planning and executing the research project and writing the dissertation is provided. Preparation of dissertation (normally 15,000-20,000 words, plus relevant figures, maps and other illustrations) for submission by the end of the third week in September.
LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities Guided Independent Study Placement / Study Abroad
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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
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DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
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INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
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CREDIT VALUE 60 ECTS VALUE 30
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES CSMM102, CSMM103, CSMM109, CSMM110
CO-REQUISITE MODULES
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) M (NQF Level 7) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 15 December 2011
KEY WORDS SEARCH None Defined