Courses Catalogue

Research Methods

COURSE CODE: UCC7200
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Physics, Masters
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Natural and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Content and Outline

Advanced engineering research skills                                                   (15 Hours)

 Research design

 Design of data collection instruments, implementation of data collection plans

 Advanced statistical tools of data management

 Principals of research project writing and dissemination

Structural model analysis                                                                     (15 Hours)

Structural model analysis,

Photo elasticity,

Holographic methods for whole field deformation measurements

Practical use of electronic measuring instruments                              (15 Hours)

Oscilloscope, plotters, recorders and vibration measuring instruments like strain gauge circuits measurement of stress in structural and machine elements.

MODE OF DELIVERY

Lectures and discussions

Experiments and laboratory activities

Laboratory reports

Reading and problem assignments

 INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

Whiteboard and Markers

Flip Charts

LCD Projectors

CDs, DVDs and Tapes