Courses Catalogue

Research Seminar 1

COURSE CODE: CIV8101
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Masters
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course will involve writing good research proposals. It will include examining research relevance to society, contribution to the body of knowledge, procedure in the selection and evaluation of research proposals, and proposed techniques of data collection and analysis. While lecturers may propose some research topics, students will be encouraged to formulate their own research topics in line with the University Guidelines for writing research proposals.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

·        Provide a platform for comments/criticism so that students come up with researchable topics.

·        Provide a foundation and framework for the conceptualization of the research project

·        Streamline the focus of the research process, discussions, and overall research work.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student completing the course is expected to write a proposal to address an engineering problem.