Courses Catalogue

Research Seminar 2

COURSE CODE: ENV8102
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 2
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Environmental Management, M.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

The course will aim at examining research relevance to society, contribution to the body of knowledge, procedures in the selection and evaluation of research projects, and techniques of data collection, handling, and analysis. It will help students to strengthen their ability to do guided research, make a report on technical issues and present these issues in a scientific set up. While lecturers will give the students guidelines on the topics to research on, they will not formally teach them in class. However, what is expected out of the students will be explicitly given to them and examined.

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

The need to discuss and generate ideas on issues related to a variety of applied research. Students conduct an in-depth study of a research topic of their choice, discuss issues with experts in the field of research, work in discussion groups, debate and problem solve on selected issues.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

Provide an overview of Methodology, Results and discussions of the work done to date.

Provide a platform for receiving comments about the methodology, results and discussions.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student completing the course is expected to:

The seminar will help the student receive critiques on the methodology chapter and the chapters on data analysis, results, and discussions. The students will improve on the knowledge they have on Methodology, data analysis, results and discussions.