|12250173||Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology|
|Minimum duration of study: 2 years||Total credits: 180|
The admission requirement for the MEng is a BEng or equivalent qualification. A selection procedure takes place prior to admission to the Master’s degree. Restrictions may be placed on the number of students admitted. Postgraduate selection takes place as stipulated in the respective departmental rules. (click here)
The stipulations of the relevant Faculty regulations are applicable.
Guidelines for the preparation and examination of mini-dissertations are available from the department.
A student must by means of a mini-dissertation prove that he or she is capable of planning, instituting and executing a scientific investigation. As part of the examination a student must submit an article and present at the final year symposium. The article should be based on the research that the student has conducted for the dissertation and be approved by the supervisor. Conferment of the degree may be made subject to compliance with the stipulations of this regulation.
A student who completes the master's degree on grounds of coursework and a mini-dissertation, passes with distinction if a weighted average mark of at least 75% is obtained in the first 180 credits obtained for the degree provided that 60 of these credits are allocated to the mini-dissertation. However, the degree is not awarded with distinction should a student fail any of these modules (excluding modules which have been timeously discontinued). The degree is also not awarded with distinction if a student obtains less than 70% for the mini-dissertation.
Minimum credits: 80
The overall objective of this module is to provide students with sufficient knowledge and skills to undertake a detailed and comprehensive literature review. This module is an integral part of the research component and will be aligned with the research proposal of the student. The major part of the module consists of individual self-study done by the student outside the classroom in his/her own time, complemented by student-centred and co-operative learning/teaching methods during lectures. The self-study includes prescribed reading and individual assignments.
The overall objective of this module is to provide students with sufficient knowledge and skills to undertake independent research for a masters' dissertation. The major part of the course consists of individual self-study done by the student outside the classroom in his/her own time, complemented by student-centred and co-operative learning/teaching methods during lectures. The self-study includes prescribed reading, individual assignments and preparation for the examination.The lecturer will act as a guide to the students to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills through self-study and practical exercises, in addition to formal lecturers.
Minimum credits: 100
The research component is the capstone of the MTM programme. It comprises an independent research study into an area of engineering, project or technology management, applying the principles learned during the programme. Although not a full master’s dissertation, it is essential to produce something original and useful, both to an academic field in the respective programmes and to the public/private sector that searches for solutions. Although this is a dissertation of limited breadth and scope, it nonetheless has to comply with the requirements of scientific research.
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