5 Credits AUTUMN

Co-requisites: CIV6000

Aims/Description: This module consists a self-contained 5 credit element on research skills. It combines lectures and a seminar, with the primary learning objective to produce a research proposal to support the semester 2 (MEng) and the summer (MSc) individual research projects. This module is taught intensely in weeks 2, 4 and 7 of semester 1 and consists of lectures on research project formulation, design and methodology, library skills sessions on searching for sources, and seminars providing subject-specific guidance on research in particular areas of Civil and Structural Engineering research. Module assessment is based on a research proposal, submitted in week 10 of semester 1 by MEng students and week x by MSc students.

Staff Contact: Dr Abigail Hathway
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study,
Assessment: Course work

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

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