Aims/Description: Visiting students registered for this module will undertake an independent research study and develop key skills in scientific investigation and in running and presenting a project.Each student will be assigned a supervisor with whom they should maintain regular contact to ensure satisfactory progress of the work. Students are required to submit a comprehensive report describing the individual work done, which should contain some unique findings generated by the student (either theoretical or experimental) and will generally require a state-of-the-art review of the subject.

Staff Contact: Maurizio Guadagnini
Teaching Methods: Independent Study
Assessment: Project work, Presentation

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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