MSc Corrosion Control Engineering / Course details
Year of entry: 2020
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Course unit details:
|Unit level||FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree|
|Teaching period(s)||Full year|
|Offered by||Department of Materials|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
The unit provides the student with the opportunity to study and research in-depth a topic relevant to their degree programme.
The unit aims to: · Provide the student with an understanding of the process of scientific research. · Provide the student with experience of the research process including literature review, formulation of research aims and objectives, project planning, laboratory work, data analysis and evaluation, and report writing.
A greater depth of the learning outcomes will be covered in the following sections:
- Knowledge and understanding
- Intellectual skills
- Practical skills
- Transferable skills and personal qualities
Knowledge and understanding
Develop expertise in the field of advanced materials engineering,
biomaterials, nano-materials, corrosion control engineering, polymer materials science and engineering or textile technology.
· Knowledge of the relevant literature pertinent to the dissertation topic.
· Understanding of the research results and their relevance in the subject area.
· Demonstrate an understanding of the social responsibility aspects of the research and its context.
· Plan and execute a research plan.
· Demonstrate skills necessary to analyse, interpret and draw conclusions from experimental data.
· Communicate effectively the interpretation of, and conclusions to be drawn from, the results of literature reviews and experimental data.
· Assess project risks and propose mitigating actions.
· Develop laboratory skills relevant to the project.
· Present experimental data using the appropriate visualization method, with an appreciation of uncertainty and accuracy
Transferable skills and personal qualities
· Direct and manage their own performance to successfully complete a research project with a high degree of autonomy.
· Develop an ability to assess own skills and to develop them appropriately.
· Scientific/technical writing skills and oral presentation skills.
· Problem-solving skills and the ability to locate, analyse and utilise information.
Feedback given verbally and written.
Initial reading is provided by the project supervisor. The student performs an in-depth literature review using relevant books and articles from scientific journals, under the guidance of the supervisor.
|Independent study hours|
|Enrique Jimenez-Melero||Unit coordinator|