Postgraduate Course: State-of-the-Art Review in Fire Safety Engineering (PGEE11085)
|School of Engineering
|College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Not available to visiting students
|The student will undertake a detailed review of a structural fire safety engineering (or related) topic in parallel with the taught courses in Semester 1 under the supervision of a member of staff. Ideally this would be based upon the chosen dissertation project (choices made available at the start of Semester 1) but this is not mandatory. However, the supervisor for this course will also supervise the subsequent predissertation and dissertation course. It is expected that the topic chosen will be derived from the dissertation project, thus this could will normally serve as an extended literature survey. More specific and self-contained smaller projects could also be undertaken depending on the agreed preference of the student and supervisor.
In order to prepare students for their dissertation project, or as an introduction to research in general, this course provides a consideration of the process of research and a detailed overview of the methods which are appropriate to some of the subjects that students will investigate. The course will also consider practical aspects of research dissemination using visual (poster) and written documents. The deliverables will be based on a detailed literature study and review to be carried out by the student.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Identify, search for, and find research literature on a chosen topic;
- Summarise, synthesise and critically evaluate literature from various sources;
- Express technical information to various audiences as a poster and as a scientific paper.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
|This course will share lecture content and assessment deadlines with Research Method for Engineers 5.
|Fire Safety,Literature Review
|Dr Stephen Welch
Tel: (0131 6)50 5734
|Miss Margaret Robertson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5565