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Module Title LM Major Project
SchoolChemical Engineering
Department Chemical Engineering
Module Code 04 29678
Module Lead Helen Oneyaka
Level Masters Level
Credits 60
Restrictions Only available to candidates on MSc in Food Safety Hygiene and Management 3569/0308
Contact Hours Lecture-3 hours
Seminar-4 hours
Tutorial-24 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-6 hours
Supervised time in studio/workshop-180 hours
Guided independent study-383 hours
Total: 600 hours
Description This module allows a student to explore a particular area of food safety, hygiene or management in more depth. It is designed to provide students with the underpinning skills to design, perform and complete a piece of independent research. The students will undertake a major research project consisting of approximately 12 weeks data gathering and analysis. This will be submitted as a dissertation.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Plan, perform and present a piece of independent research
  • Understand the stages involved in writing research protocols and developing research projects
  • Search out relevant literature and other information sources (including using the www)
  • Critically appraise research studies and interpret study findings
  • Understand the statistical methods for handling and presenting data and use statistical software
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments: a dissertation (approximately 10 000 words) that will constitute 80% of the final mark and a viva worth 20%. Students must achieve a minimum of 50% to pass the module.

Reassessment: resubmit dissertation and/or viva as required
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