Full Title Research Thesis

Short Title Research Thesis

Code MGMT09013
Level 09
Credit 30

Author McGinty, Gary
Department Civil Eng. and Construction

Subject Area Management
Attendence N/A%
Fee

Description
The learner will summarise, present, explain and critically discuss current issues, knowledge and theory relating to an area of Project Management using suitable referencing skills. The learner will demonstrate the ability to plan, execute and monitor an individual research investigation with appropriate attention to the theoretical and practical aspects of the topic. Students will analyse, critically evaluate, present and discuss research outcomes in a logical and systematic manner, setting them in the context of previous research. They will produce a written report of their research and its conclusions, that is appropriate to a Masters degree level within their chosen specialism.

Indicative Syllabus
Project Selection

The project will be in a broad project management related area - ideally related to the individual specialism/strand. Dissertation selection will involve academic/industrial liaison to confirm appropriate depth and scope and adequate limitations. An appropriate research proposal will be agreed with the supervisor prior to any in-depth research activity.

Secondary Research

The students should compile a body of knowledge on their selected topic. This will involve literature search. The students are expected to review and critically evaluate the existing body of knowledge.

Primary Research & Research Methodology

The primary research of the dissertation provides an opportunity for the students to analyse and evaluate their research findings and relate these to the existing body of knowledge. The students are expected to explain and document their research methodology.

Project Supervision

The student will be allocated a research supervisor and they will meet regularly throughout the year. The supervisor will provide guidance about undertaking the research, including appropriate methods and techniques. Guidance will also be provided on the standard of work expected. A formal progress review will be undertaken by the Supervisor at the end of the first Semester.

Plagiarism

In order to minimise plagairism and to ensure that the implication of such an action are fully understood, the student is required to make the following statement:

By inserting my name below, I declare that this material, which I now submit for award, is my own work and that any assistance I received in its preparation is fully acknowledged and disclosed in the document. To the best of my knowledge and belief, all sources have been properly acknowledged, and the assessment task contains no plagiarism.

I understand that plagiarism, collusion, and/or copying is a grave and serious offence in the Institute and am aware that penalties could include a zero mark for this module, suspension or expulsion from IT Sligo.

I acknowledge that this submission may be transferred and stored in a database for the purposes of data-matching to help detect plagiarism. I declare that this document was prepared by me for the purpose of partial fulfilment of requirements for the degree programme I am registered on at IT Sligo. I also declare that this work, or any part of it, has not been previously submitted by me or any other person for assessment on this or any other course of study either at IT Sligo or another college.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to
  1. Survey, summarise, present, explain and critically discuss current issues, knowledge and theory relating to an area of Project Management using suitable referencing skills.

  2. Demonstrate the ability to plan, execute and monitor an individual research investigation with appropriate attention to the theoretical and practical aspects of the topic.

  3. Analyse, critically evaluate, present and discuss research outcomes in a logical and systematic manner, setting them in the context of previous research.

  4. Communicate the importance of these research outcomes in the context of current knowledge and understanding of the topic

  5. Present a critical comparison of the strengths and failings of the research undertaken with respect to the strengths and failings of previous research.

  6. Produce a written report of their research and its conclusions that is appropriate to a Masters degree level.


Assessment Strategies
Method of Assessment:

Two staff members will assess the dissertation independently and a consensus will be reached as to the overall assessment mark. Should this prove impossible then a third staff member will assess the dissertation. The two assessors may conduct a Viva examination

Module Dependencies
Pre Requisite Modules
None
Co Requisite Modules
QLTY09045
Incompatible Modules
None

Coursework Assessment Breakdown %
Course Work / Continuous Assessment 100 %

Coursework Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Continuous Assessment Written Report -Dissertation 1,2,3,4,5,6 100 End of Year


End Exam Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week


Distance Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload
Directed Learning Distance Learning Suite Guidance from Supervisor 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Independent Learning 6 Weekly 6.00

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 1.00 Hours

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload
Directed Learning Not Specified Guidance from Supervisor 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Independent Learning 6 Weekly 6.00

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 1.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

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