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CIVL7001 - Civil Eng Research Project

Title:Civil Eng Research Project
Long Title:Civil Eng Research Methodology and Project
Module Code:CIVL7001
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Civil Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DES WALSH
Module Author: DAVID CADOGAN
Module Description: The student works as part of a team to carry out an investigation into a selected engineering topic. The emphasis is on the current status of a particular area of engineering and a survey of the relevant engineering literature. This is accompanied by a case study, experimentation, analytical work or a detailed literature review.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Research the available literature on a specified engineering topic
LO2 Carry out appropriate designs, experimentation, feasibility study or in-depth investigation relevant to the subject matter
LO3 Write a comprehensive engineering report
LO4 Demonstrate the appropriate oral communication skills required of the engineer
LO5 Display initiative, teamwork and problem-solving skills
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
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Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Literature survey and review
Review of literature in a specialised area of Civil Engineering
Specific engineering topic
One or more of the following relevant to the agreed topic: case study, feasibility study, design/construct/test, specialist analysis, etc.
Written report
Professional report from students written in a manner appropriate to the topic
Oral Presentation
Joint presentation with team partner - presentation of entire project to specialist audience
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Oral Examination/Interview Preliminary findings 4,5 5.0 Week 4
Presentation Final findings 4,5 15.0 Week 11
Written Report Detailed and comprehensive report reflecting the work carried out and initiative, decision making, application and demonstration/performance of project outcomes 1,2,3,5 80.0 Week 12
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Tutorial Group consultation with project supervisor 0.66 Every Week 0.66
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Carrying project to completion as part of a team 13.3 Every Week 13.30
Total Hours 13.96
Total Weekly Learner Workload 13.96
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.66
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Tutorial Consultation with project supervisor 0.33 Every Week 0.33
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Carrying project to completion 13.6 Every Week 13.60
Total Hours 13.93
Total Weekly Learner Workload 13.93
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.33

Module Resources

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Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CCIVL_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 6 Mandatory
CR_CENVI_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering 6 Mandatory

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