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Module Code: CDE305
Module Title: Final Year Project and Dissertation
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 10.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: ACYR
Originating Department: Urban Planning and Design
Pre-requisites: N/A
To develop and practise academic skills in identifying a research topic in the planning and design field, formulating a research design, managing the extended research process and achieving milestones, and, drawing relevant conclusions from the research findings;

To develop a understanding in depth of a relevant body of literature;

To develop analytical skills and critical thinking on environment and planning issues and policies;

To develop writing, presentation and bibliographic skills in preparing and submitting a high quality, fully-referenced dissertation.
Learning outcomes 
A. identify an appropriate research topic

B. design an effective research project using appropriate methods (e.g. literature review, case study) and techniques (e.g. surveys, data and/or graphical analysis);

C. manage the research process effectively within given resources and meeting milestones on time;

D. gain a deeper understanding of a particular topic in your subject area;

E. form independent and objective views on issues and policies in your specialised subject area, and

F. produce a well-structured, clearly presented and properly formatted dissertation/thesis.
Method of teaching and learning 
Students choose a specific topic related to their area of specialism. Through a series of workshops, students are guided through the research process and milestones require that they work on their dissertation as part of a continuous process. Individual tutorials provide more detailed supervision
All the student choses a dissertation topic associated with their specialism. The project is guided by workshops and prescribed milestones and associated discussions with their assigned tutors.
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 34          266  300 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Research Outline 5.00
2 Research Plan And Draft Literature/Case Study Review 20.00
4 Dissertation/Thesis 75.00

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