Mining and Minerals Engineering

CSMM118 - Project and Dissertation (2012)

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MODULE TITLEProject and Dissertation CREDIT VALUE60
MODULE CODECSMM118 MODULE CONVENER Neill Wood V.R., A.R.S.M., F.H.E.A. (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 62
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

This module content is based on the chosen area of independent research. The project topic can be on any aspect of the syllabus relating to the chosen MSc programme of study.

AIMS - intentions of the module

To undertake an independent research project associated with the geotechnical, surveying, mining, minerals, civil or quarrying industry.

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

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge:

1

To use a range of academic and practical skills to investigate and report on a problem, issue or range of problems related to geotechnical, surveying, civil, environmental or related industries.

2

To gain experience of working in a commercial and/or research environment.

3

To appraise and assess engineering design in the context of the geotechnical and related industries.

4

To gain an in-depth knowledge of the capabilities of specialist equipment or computer design software.

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:

5

To evaluate and apply knowledge to specific design tasks.

6

To choose appropriate design from critical evaluation of available data.

7

To undertake synthesis of information and create responses in terms of advanced knowledge.

Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and  Knowledge:

8

To develop personal data-handling skills through critically evaluation of a design problem and produce, to a strict deadline, detailed recommendations/reasoned arguments for an appropriate solution.

9

To utilize a full range of computer-based learning resources as an autonomous learner.

 

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

Project content dependent on chosen topic area. Development of plan to be established between student/company/academic supervisor.

Preparation of 15,000-20,000 word dissertation for submission by mid-September.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities Guided Independent Study 600.00 Placement / Study Abroad
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS

Working in a research or commercial environment. Utilisation and development of knowledge gained from taught modules. Where appropriate, use of specialist equipment and/or computer software. Typical supervisor contact of 1-2 hrs/week.

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 the assessment  e.g. duration/length

ILOs assessed

Feedback method

Submitted dissertation

100%

15000-20,000 word equivalent.

ILOs 1-9

Comments on relevant assessment forms

 

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

Summative Assessment

Additional Summative assignment

Weighting as above

Resubmission date to be recommended at the appropriate Exam Board

 

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:

 

Books / journals and/or other published and unpublished reports required in the execution of the project will vary with the nature and topic of the research.

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 None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) M (NQF Level 7) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Monday 12 March 2012 LAST REVISION DATE Wednesday 17 October 2012
KEY WORDS SEARCH Research project, key words relevant to project topic area