Civil Engineering Project 1
Course Unit No. : CE 405
Prerequisites : None
Instructions to Students:
After selecting the project titles you must now have met your supervisors and discussed about the projects. Some of you may have already presented the panels your progress during the first two weeks. The Panel Coordinator, the staff member coordinating the presentations and evaluation in your project, and your supervisor will inform you regarding presentation times and venues for the coming ten weeks.
As I informed you during the first introductory presentation, you are expected to keep records of your work related to projects work in a CR book and collect photocopies of research articles etc. that you collect under literature survey in a separate file. Please take these with you whenever you meet your supervisors. The supervisors will follow your progress and assess your individual contributions based on these records. The two members of the research group are supposed to keep individual records separately to facilitate individual assessments.
You will have to present your progress in front of the panel members who will assess your progress presentations about four times during the first ten weeks before a final proposal presentation that will be held in the tenth week.
Work during first ten weeks
You have to develop a research proposal during the first ten-week period. Please note that you are not supposed to carry out the actual research during this period. What you need to complete during this period are;
- Identify the research objectives and scope
- Literature survey and literature review
- Formulate research methodology to realize the objectives in 1 above.
- Prepare a work schedule, identify resource requirements and prepare a research budget in consultation with your supervisors.
Assessment of project proposals by the Department
All final research project proposals will be assessed by a broader audience (with the participation of academic staff and industry representatives) on a separate day during the 13th week. All research groups are supposed to make a PowerPoint presentation of the finalized research proposal. The project proposals are assessed as group work under this, to ensure uniformity across the Department.
Work after 10th week
After presenting the final research proposal to the panel, you may start actual carrying out of the project work, as per the work schedule already proposed. This work will continue into the following semester under CE406: Civil Engineering Projects II.
Following assessment scheme will be followed in evaluating your work. Certain components will be assessed individually and certain other components as group work. The percentage breakdown of marks will be as follows;
|Continuous Assessment (30 marks)|
|Individual contribution of the student towards project supervisor||20|
|Individual assessment based on progress presentations panel||10|
|Oral Presentations (30 marks)|
|Final End Semester presentations (10th week) – individual panel||15|
|Department level evaluation (13th week) – group department||15|
|Report (40 marks)|
|Project proposal report – group panel||40|
Lectures to guide your work
We have arranged a series of lectures to guide you at different times during the semester. They will be held during Tuesdays 10:00 – 11:00 am and Fridays 1:00 – 2:00 pm. Please keep these time slots free. You will be informed of the lectures through notices. Attendance to these lectures is compulsory.