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Semester 1

Research Methods for Engineers 5 (CIVE11051)


Civil Engineering





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Course Summary

This course provides an introduction to research and research methods in general. This is done through a consideration of the process of research and a detailed overview of the methods which are appropriate to the students in the programme. The course will also consider practical aspects of research dissemination using visual (poster) and written documents.

Course Description

The course will be delivered as a series of lectures, and assessed through two pieces of coursework, specifically a poster presentation and a written paper.The students will select a topic to practice the research methods presented in the course. This topic will also be used for the course paper, which is a literature review.Course topics include (not necessarily in this order):1. Literature search;2. Critical literature review;3. Citing references;4. Risk assessment;5. Research ethics;6. Project planning;7. Data collection;8. Data analysis;9. Poster presentation;10. Paper and report writing;11. Abstracts and conclusions.

Assessment Information

Written Exam 0%, Coursework 100%, Practical Exam 0%

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