Research project 412

Module code MRN 412
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Module content

The module involves the management of the execution of a project that produces knowledge and understanding of a phenomenon, conclusions and a recommended course of action. The project is undertaken under the supervision of a staff member with the student ultimately taking responsibility for the management of and execution of the project. The student should be able to demonstrate competence in designing and conducting investigations and experiments and adherence to well defined time-lines and work breakdown structures. An acceptable process consists of but is not restricted to: (a) planning and conducting of investigations and experiments; (b) conducting of a literature search and critically evaluating material. The student should be able to demonstrate competence in engaging in independent learning through well-developed skills by: (a) reflecting on own learning and determining learning requirements and strategies; (b) sourcing and evaluating information; (c) determining learning requirements and strategies; (d) accessing, comprehending and applying knowledge acquired outside formal instruction; (e) critically challenging assumptions and embracing new thinking as well as communicating progress on a regular basis.

Module credits 16.00
NQF Level 08
Prerequisites Finalists only
Contact time 8 other contact sessions per week
Language of tuition Separate classes for Afrikaans and English
Department Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Period of presentation Semester 1

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