10 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module introduces academic engineering research and associated skills to students. Hence, it provides an academic training basis for independent dissertation projects later in the course of study. More generally, it helps students understand various methodologies they are exposed to in their course of study, develop a data analysis capability and develop the skills of reading and critiquing the original academic literature in civil engineering and allied disciplines. Such skills are also essential for undertaking high calibre consultancy work when employed by industry.

Staff Contact: SUSMEL LUCA
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Civil and Structural Engineering):

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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

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