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CIVL4024: Engineering Project A

Engineering Project A and B provide an opportunity for students to undertake a major project in a specialised area relevant to civil engineering. Students will generally work in groups, although planning and writing of reports will be done individually; i. e. , a separate report must be submitted by each student. Only in exceptional circumstances and by approval of Engineering Project course coordinator and the relevant academic supervisor concerned will a student be permitted to undertake a project individually. Engineering Project is spread over a whole year, in two successive Units of Study of 6 credits points each, Engineering Project A (CIVL4024) and Engineering Project B (CIVL4025). This particular unit of study, which must precede CIVL4025 Engineering Project B, should cover the first half of the work required for a complete 'final year' thesis project. In particular, it should include almost all project planning, a major proportion of the necessary background research, and a significant proportion of the investigative or design work required of the project.

Code CIVL4024
Academic unit Civil Engineering
Credit points 6
30 credit points of any 3000- or higher level units of study.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. formulate and plan a personal research project
  • LO2. evaluate critical research issues with originality, ingenuity and initiative
  • LO3. formulate an appropriate method for investigating a specific research question
  • LO4. document and report research work undertaken in a format appropriate for academic literature with correct referencing
  • LO5. communicate research outcomes to a broad audience (peers, academics, laypeople) in a clear, confident and engaging manner
  • LO6. reflect on the contribution of research to the discipline of engineering and to engineering practice
  • LO7. demonstrate in-depth knowledge of a specialised area within the discipline
  • LO8. analyse data, draw appropriate conclusions and present those conclusions in context, with due consideration of methods and assumptions involved.

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