[Lecture: 0 hr; Tutorial: 0 hr; Lab: 12 hr; Pre-requisite: Year 4 standing; Academic Unit: 8]
Learning Objective :
The objective of this course is to provide an opportunity for students to undertake an in-depth research investigation in one of the areas in civil and environmental engineering.
Course Content :
Final year students will carry out project work from any discipline in civil engineering. The project should belong to one or more of the following areas: computing and analysis; design; laboratory investigation; field testing and instrumentation; case studies. The project duration is over the entire academic year or calendar year. An individual formal report is required. Each student is required to make an oral presentation
Learning Outcome :
Upon completion of the course, the student should acquire basic skills in tackling research in civil engineering. This includes gaining knowledge in the application of modern equipment for research, data collection and analyses, critical review of published literature, preparation of a research report and oral defense of his findings and conclusions.