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CSM3318 - Engineering Geology Design Project (2012)

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MODULE TITLEEngineering Geology Design Project CREDIT VALUE10
MODULE CODECSM3318 MODULE CONVENERDr Denise Pascoe (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 14
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 5
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

The Engineering Geology Design Project is a compulsory part of the Engineering Geology and Geotechnics degree course. This module is recommended for interdisciplinary pathways based on personal data acquisition and interpretation to investigate and report on a chosen research topic. Time management is critical to the successful completion of this module as there are three important deadlines - in mid February, early March and the end of April. Geological and engineering geological/geotechnical knowledge are a pre-requisite of this module.

AIMS - intentions of the module

The project provides the student with the opportunity to carry out a design-based or research project, either individually or as member of a small team, in an area of engineering geology of interest to them or related to career progression.

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. A detailed knowledge in the specific area covered by the project

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:

2.Gain and use a range of academic and practical skills in data acquisition and interpretation to investigate and report on a chosen design or research topic.

3.Develop skills in report writing and verbal communication.

4.Increase the depth of knowledge in a specific area of engineering geology.

5.Acquire the skills of working as a team member (group projects only)

Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and  Knowledge:

6.Promotion of learning skills (especially independent study, taking responsibility for own learning and       communication skills), planning and implementing courses of action, problem-solving, use of appropriate technology and use of a wide range of academic skills.

7.Time-management.

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

Variable, agreed following discussions between student and supervisor. Preparation of a 4000 word report and verbal presentation of project details and findings.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 10.00 Guided Independent Study 90.00 Placement / Study Abroad
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning & teaching activities Minimum 3 hours Formal meetings with supervisors
Guided independent study 90 Private study
     

 

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
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Written report 100 4000 words approx. 1-6 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-reassessment
Summative assessment Additional assessment As above August Ref/Def period
       
       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

As above 1 piece of CW 100%

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:

 

Texts/journals will vary with the nature and topic of the project.

Reading list for this module:

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

CREDIT VALUE 10 ECTS VALUE 5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 3 (NQF Level 6) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Monday 12 March 2012 LAST REVISION DATE Wednesday 17 October 2012
KEY WORDS SEARCH Project, Engineering Geology,