PROJ07031 2019 Project (B.Eng.(Civil)) L.7

General Details

Full Title
Project (B.Eng.(Civil)) L.7
Transcript Title
Project (B.Eng.(Civil)) L.7
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Subject Area
PROJ - Project
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
07 - Level 7
10 - 10 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Kathryn Ryan
Programme Membership
SG_ECVIL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering SG_ECVIL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering SG_ECVIL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering SG_ECVIL_B07 202000 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering

The final year project module is designed to provide learners with the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge to a particular aspect of civil engineering requiring analytical, design and experimental input.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Research the underlying science and engineering behind a particular aspect of civil engineering


Design and execute an experimental study, case study, design study, computer program analysis or other analysis method to investigate a civil engineering problem


Gather and interpret appropriate data from an experimental study, case study, design study, computer program analysis or other analysis method


Compile and report in a clear and concise manner a review of relevant literature, the findings and results of laboratory work, case studies, surveys and design studies


Communicate effectively, in a variety of formats and using appropriate technology, the findings and results of their research

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The project will be a minor thesis supervised by an academic staff member and should involve civil engineering design work, data collection, mathematical modelling, experimental studies or case studies critically analysed to an appropriate standard.
Project guidelines relating to the written specification and submission requirements of the final report, and the detailed method of assessment will be issued to learners at the commencement of the study.

The project assigned to the learner shall be taken from a list prepared (at the beginning of the first semester) of projects proposed by supervisors. Learners indicate their preferred projects by completing a form, ranking project titles 1 −5, and by submitting the form to the Project Co−ordinator. Projects are then allocated to learners with reference to learner preferences and staff supervision allocation. Academic staff members supervise the projects. In some cases a proposed work project may be suggested by the learner but must be sanctioned by the supervisor.

The supervising staff member shall provide the learner with a brief in a standardised format within three
weeks of the commencement of project, following consultation with the learner and the completion, by the learner, of some preliminary literature review or other research work, if required. The supervising staff member will ensure that the learner carries out the project work on his or her own. There may be reference to prior or ongoing work, including research, in the same field by local authorities, industry private companies or educational institutions, either locally or elsewhere.

Module Assessment Strategies

The learner will have a weekly meeting with his/her supervisor to monitor progress and seek advice in relation to potential problems. These will contribute to the continuous assessment mark.

The learner will make an oral presentation and produce a poster describing their research work and findings.

The written report is assessed under the headings of technical content, validity of findings and conclusions and the quality of report writing and presentation.

Repeat Assessments


Indicative Syllabus

The project assigned may require the following; theoretical research, civil engineering design, laboratory investigation and examination of civil engineering issues related to the project. This will include the collection of appropriate data and other information necessary to understand the background to the project and to carry it out successfully. 

The project should have distinct objectives and require a thorough investigation by the learner, the extent of the investigation being related to the degree of difficulty and the time span allocated to the project.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment, Oral presentation Coursework Assessment Oral Exam/Presentation 20 % OnGoing 1,2,3
2 Technical content Project Individual Project 30 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4
3 Validity of findings and conclusions Project Individual Project 25 % End of Semester 4
4 Report writing and presentation Project Individual Project 20 % End of Semester 4,5
5 Academic poster Project Assignment 5 % End of Semester 4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Workshop / Seminar Lecture Theatre Research methods 1 Weekly 1.00
Directed Learning Not Specified Project supervision 0.33 Weekly 0.33
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent learning 9 Weekly 9.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 1.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources





McCann, B

Final Year Project Guidelines

IT Sligo




Fellows and Liu

Research Methods for Construction 3e



Chapra, S.C. and Canale, R.P.

Numerical Methods for Engineers 6e.



Gupta, B.C. and Guttman, I

Statistics and Probability with Applications for Engineers and Scientists



Breach, M

Dissertation Writing for Engineers and Scientists



Murray, R


van Emden, J and Becker, L

How to Write a Thesis


Presentation Skills for Students

Open University Press,


Palgrave and Macmillan







URL Resources

Dissertation writing and referencing  -

Other Resources


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