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Module Title LM Major Project
SchoolChemical Engineering
Department Chemical Engineering
Module Code 04 23113
Module Lead Ian Heptinstall
Level Masters Level
Credits 60
Semester Full Term
Pre-requisites LM Controls and Implementation - (04 23106) LM Advanced Implementation - (04 23111) LM Planning - (04 23105) LM Project Skills - (04 23107) LM Project Delivery Strategy - (04 23108) LM Advanced Planning and Financial Management - (04 23109) LM Business Case - (04 23112) LM Introduction to Industrial Project Management - (04 23104) LM Advanced Controls - (04 23110)
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Project supervision-10 hours
Guided independent study-590 hours
Total: 600 hours
Description This module involves identifying a research question, and then planning and implementing a course of work to answer the question. This will involve both primary and secondary research.

The research question might typically be a critical analysis of an aspect of project management on an actual project or address an aspect of how an organisation manages projects. It might also address a broader opportunity to improve project performance, new insight into the causes of problems with project performance, or the critical analysis of a proposed intervention aimed at improving project performance.

Students receive structured guidance through the key steps in developing a research idea and working through the project on Canvas. Tutor support is available and is left to the student to arrange and manage.

The purpose of this module is for the students to demonstrate independent learning skills, originality of ideas and the ability to advance knowledge in their professional field in a manner that would make that knowledge available to other professionals.
Learning Outcomes By Research independently and produce a written dissertation on a topic of their interest within the field of project management, identified in agreement with the faculty;
  • To guide a research project through the whole project lifecycle – from clarifying the topic of study and identifying options, through planning and managing progress, to timely completion and communication of results;
  • Present orally intermediate process steps and final outcomes within a specific examination setting;
  • Communicate the outcomes and importance of their research project, both in written form and in-person responding to questions.
  • Assessment
    Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment
    Interim presentation – typically held at about the project mid-point (10%)
    12,000 word project thesis (80%)
    Presentation and Question and Answer session post submission (10%)
    Other Maximum number of 30 students on module.
    Reading List