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TITLE Project in Maritime Engineering

LEVEL 05 - Postgraduate Modular Diploma or Degree Course


DEPARTMENT Faculty of Engineering

DESCRIPTION The project is an open-ended problem to be addressed within the various themes related to Maritime Engineering, The research problem is resolved by applying appropriate engineering practices to address the aims, objectives and project definition, giving detailed outcomes, discussions and conclusion in a logically written dissertation.

Study-unit Aims:

This study-unit's aim is to provide students with an opportunity to address and conduct an independent engineering investigation in a particular area of study from the taught course under supervision. The progress will be regularly monitored by the supervisor/s. The study is to be undertaken in a systematic manner using methodologies from Engineering. Starting with the objectives that define the project, reviewing and investigating work within the area of interest and to critically evaluate theoretical perspectives and develop an in-depth understanding of the particular area of interest. The type of work produced, design, experiments, simulation, analysis, discussion and concluding remarks will depend on the project specification. A report is required to write the project findings in the form of a dissertation that shall in in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Faculty.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- identify and define the maritime engineering problem to be investigated;
- develop the skills required to solve the specific undertaken task;
- acquire a superior and advanced knowledge of the subject considered and provide detailed interpretations and reasonings on the specific problem area of the project.

2. Skills
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- evaluate, report and discuss the project in a clear, planned and concise form;
- assess and judge the limitations and strengths of the work and propose further studies;
- write a report on the work undertaken during the project by means of a dissertation.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

The unit is a dissertation, a project in which a student is expected to undertake a detailed literature survey.

- Journals, conferences, reports and books depending on the on the project area of investigation.
- Guidelines on the presentation of the dissertation, MSc in Martime Engineering, available on the Faculty web site.
- E-Dissertation Guidelines issued by the Library, University of Malta, available on the Faculty web site.


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Dissertation 100%


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It should be noted that all the information in the study-unit description above applies to the academic year 2017/8, if study-unit is available during this academic year, and may be subject to change in subsequent years.

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