CDIC4002W Engineering Report

Academic Year 2022/2023

This is a core, degree-year module for students in civil engineering. In this year-long module, students work in pairs to undertake an engineering research project. Project titles are issued at the beginning of Semester 1, and allocated based on academic achievement (grade point averages). Students are also encouraged to propose their own projects for consideration. Once teams have been formed and project assignments finalised, students devise research plans near the end of Semester 2 to accomplish the projects. Student teams meet regularly with, and receive broad guidance from, academic supervisors, but teams must work largely on their own initiative. Seminars are given in Semester 1 on topics that assist students in accomplishing their projects. Teams are required to make an initial oral presentation (using Powerpoint) to the staff and students that outlines an understanding of the project brief and gives a preliminary plan of work. Later the students submit an inception report documenting their preliminary findings and a Gantt chart of their work programme. A final report (ca. 100 pages) is submitted in duplicate (paper) and electronically near the end of Semester 2. A final presentation using Powerpoint and an oral examination (interview) is also required.

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Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

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Module Requisites and Incompatibles
CDIC1023W - English 1, CDIC1028W - English 2, CDIC2016W - English 3, CDIC2020W - English 4, OVSE1003W - English 1, OVSE1008W - English 2, OVSE2007W - English 3, OVSE2014W - English 4

Additional Information:
This module is delivered on our overseas campus in Chang'an only, and is not available for selection by students based in UCD Belfield, UCD Blackrock, or other overseas campus locations.

Engineering Report (OVSE4010W)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Final Examination Unspecified No Graded No


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Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
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