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EG5917: ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING INDIVIDUAL PROJECT (2020-2021)

Last modified: 24 Jun 2020 14:31


Course Overview

Advanced Structural Engineering Individual Project is a compulsory course for the programme MSc Advanced Structural Engineering. This course offers the student the opportunity to put acquired technical knowledge and skills into practice by delivering an independent project. The dissertation should contain a degree of original work.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 1
Session Third Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Alireza Maheri

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Individual Project provides the student the opportunity to put knowledge and skills into practice by conducting a research-driven project relevant to advanced structural engineering. The dissertation topic is of the student's choice. This course plays a key role in promoting the employability of graduates of the programme MSc Advanced Structural Engineering. It provides student with opportunity of conducting a research-driven project, preparing technical report, and the presentation of findings to audience with different background. All these qualities are highly appreciated by industry. Student is required to attend the regular meetings with the supervisor/supervisory team. The frequency and the duration of meetings depend on the nature of the project and the stage of progress, and will be decided by the supervisor/supervisory team. Students receive formative feedback during regular meetings with the project supervisors.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University week40

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Agreed feedback between the two markers of the dissertation is provided to the student.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Project Report/Dissertation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 80
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Agreed feedback between the two markers of the dissertation is provided to the student by their Supervisor soon after the grades are released.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralCreateAbility to conduct a research-driven project and put into practice the acquired knowledge towards some original contributions to the field of the project
ProceduralApplyAbility to plan and execute work under minimal supervision and to manage time and resources
ProceduralCreateAbility to present findings of project in a technical interview situation and to demonstrate appropriate levels of oral communication to audience with different background
ProceduralCreateAbility to write a technical report describing the achievements and put them in context
ProceduralEvaluateCritical understanding of and ability to appraise the technical, economic and environmental aspects of advanced structures in the industry sector relevant to the topic of the project

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