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Module Code: SAT406
Module Title: MSc Dissertation Project
Module Level: Level 4
Module Credits: 20.00
Academic Year: 2021/22
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: School of Advanced Technology
Pre-requisites: N/A
Learning outcomes

A .Demonstrate a critical awareness and understanding of the relevant scientific literature associated with the project;

B .Understand all aspects of working as an engineer or computer scientist in the planning, design and execution of academic or technical activities to solve specific problems;

C.Master necessary intellectual abilities to define a problem, gather and evaluate research information, manage risks, analyse data and propose new technologies;

D. Have the practical skills to be able to use appropriate analysis software, IT tools or research equipment necessary to carry out relevant experimental, laboratory, or workshop activities;

E. Effectively communicate project work and findings through a formal presentation and/or structured dissertation thesis;

F. Demonstrate a sound understanding of research ethics and an adherence to relevant codes of conduct.
Method of teaching and learning 
Regular meetings/consultations with supervisor; laboratory and other investigative work under direct/indirect supervision (as appropriate); preparation of proposal, interim and final reports, poster or web-page and oral presentation.
Students are provided with a list of research projects related to the research currently undertaken by staff members and are free to make their choice according to their specific needs or interests.

Over the course of this module, students are required to perform the following tasks:

Perform literature survey of their chosen research topic.

Perform research activity according to the agreed plan.

Submit an interim report to check their progress and receive feedback.

Continue their research based on the plan updated per the received feedback

Perform oral presentation with assessment panels.

Submit a final thesis.
Students will carry out an individual project under the supervision of a member of academic staff. They will report findings both verbally and in writing. The purpose of the project is as follows.

To provide students with the opportunity to plan, carry out and control a research project at the forefront of their academic discipline, field of study or area of professional practice.

To prepare students for research or investigative work as a professional engineer or computer scientist.

To enable students to gain a comprehensive understanding of the techniques applicable to research.

To make an original contribution to knowledge.

The dissertation must provide evidence of the following.

An in-depth understanding of the subject area chosen for the dissertation.

A mastery of research techniques relevant to the topic area.

The ability to collect and analyse empirical data.

The ability to evaluate project outcomes.
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester   2  13      585   


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Interim Report 20.00
2 Oral Presentation 20.00
3 Thesis 60.00

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