Full Title:Dissertation
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:DISS E8005
 
Credits: 15
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2015/16 ( September 2015 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:This module will build upon the Research Studies module in stage 3 with the aim of completing a full dissertation and defending at viva.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Appraise and prepare a dissertation proposal including a comprehensive literature review and establishing a dissertation structure.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to investigate, analyse, synthesise and evaluate information on a selected topic.
  3. Present and defend their research findings at an interview panel.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Outline Dissertation Proposal
Rationale and outline literature review; aims and objectives; proposed methodology; references & bibliography. (Approx. word count 1,000 words).
Dissertation Proposal
The outline proposal is developed into a full proposal including: a comprehensive literature review; methodology and outline of chapters; programme of work; and references & bibliography. (Approx. word count 3-3,500 words).
Dissertation: Analysis and Presentation of results
Application of literature review to case study/applied research; Analysis; Evaluation; References and bibliography. (Approx. word count 3-3,500 words).
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Project Students will prepare an Outline Dissertation Proposal including: Rationale and outline literature review; aims and objectives; proposed methodology; references & bibliography. Approx. word count 1,000 words. 1,2 10.00 100 40 n/a 0
Continuous Assessment Dissertation Proposal. The outline proposal is developed into a full proposal including: a comprehensive literature review; methodology and outline of chapters; programme of work; and references & bibliography. Approx. word count 3-3,500 words. 1,2 30.00 100 40 n/a 0
Project Dissertation: Analysis and Presentation of results including application of literature review to case study/applied research; Analysis; Evaluation; References and bibliography. Approx. word count 3-3,500 words. 2 45.00 100 40 n/a 0
Project Student will give a presentation on the dissertation topic to a tutor panel followed by question and answer session. 3 15.00 100 40 n/a 20
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.
Reassessment Description
Students will be given an opportunity to remediate part or all of their CA performance by the autumn/repeat examination boards by repeating part or all of the same or similar CA.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Weekly 30 minutes with student 0.50 Every Week 0.50
Directed Reading Preparation for dissertation proposal and analysis/presentation of results 10.00 Every Week 10.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 10.50
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.50
This course has no Part Time workload.
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Oliver P 2001, Writing your thesis, London Sage [ISBN: 0761942998]
  • Naoum S.G. 2012, Dissertation Research and Writing for Construction Students, 3rd Ed., Routledge [ISBN: 9780415538442]
  • Walliman N. 2001, Your research project- A step by step guide for first time researchers, London Thousand Oaks; Sage [ISBN: 0761965394]
  • Gash S. 2000, Effective Literature Searching of Research, Gower [ISBN: 0566082772]
  • Fellows, S., & Liu, A. 2008, Research Methods for Construction, Wiley Blackwell [ISBN: 9781405177900]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_EBSUR_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Building Surveying 7 Mandatory