Courses Catalogue

Thesis

COURSE CODE: ENV8201
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 10
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Environmental Management, M.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

Students design a research project with specified aims and objectives in an applied field of engineering for their respective areas of specialisation. This incorporates a review of relevant literature, proposes data capture, analysis and output of results in the respective fields. The students will write Thesis s in line with the University Guidelines.

COURSE JUSTIFICATION

The need to develop deeper knowledge, understanding, capabilities and attitudes in the context of the programme of study. It is written at the end of the programme and offers the opportunity to delve more deeply into and synthesise knowledge acquired in previous studies

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

This Course aims to develop student’s skills to develop research questions, design research projects, collect data from various sources, and present findings in a scientific way.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student completing the course is expected to demonstrate:

Capability to carry out independent research

Considerably more in-depth knowledge of the major subject/field of study, including deeper insight into current research and development work.

Deeper knowledge of methods in the major subject/field of study.

A capability to contribute to research and development work.

The capability to use a holistic view to critically, independently and creatively identify, formulate and deal with complex issues.

The capability to plan and use adequate methods to conduct qualified tasks in given frameworks and to evaluate this work.

The capability to create, analyse and critically evaluate different technical/architectural solutions.

The capability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge.

The capability to clearly present and discuss the conclusions as well as the knowledge and arguments that form the basis for these findings in written and spoken English.

The capability to identify the issues that must be addressed within the framework of the specific thesis in order to take into consideration all relevant dimensions of sustainable development.

A consciousness of the ethical aspects of research and development work.

Write and disseminate research findings.