Research Project


The Research Project module is conducted in both semester 1 and semester 2 of year 4.  In semester 1 a research methods module is delivered. Learners will also in Semester 1 undertake an extensive literature review on the subject matter of the project, In semester 2 the learner perform the relevant experimental or other research, write a dissertation and give an oral Powerpoint presentation on their work.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Source scientific literature and access relevant information through the use of journals, books, abstracts,  inter-library loans, the Internet, CD-ROM and other electronic media.

  2. Selectively abstract, synthesize and collate relevant information.

  3. Develop a project plan and perform the necessary investigative work.

  4. Select appropriate experimental or other methodologies.

  5. Analyse experimental results / other findings.

  6. Present reasoned discussions and draw appropriate conclusions from their research work.

  7. Present a written typed and bound dissertation.

  8. Deliver an oral Powerpoint presentation on their project work.

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