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Course module: 201500311
201500311
Preparation BSc-thesis Civil Engineering
Course info
Course module201500311
Credits (ECTS)15
Course typeModule
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. J.L.M. Schretlen
E-mailj.l.m.schretlen@utwente.nl
Lecturer(s)
PreviousNext 2
Lecturer
dr. A.A. Albert de la Bruheze
Lecturer
E.M. Blokhuis
Lecturer
ir. J.G. de Kiewit
Lecturer
dr. M.S. Krol
Lecturer
dr. M.A.J. MacLeod
Academic year2018
Starting block
JAAR
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Learning goals
1. The student is able to describe the nature of knowledge being developed and used in the engineering domain and especially the way models are used in the field of Civil Engineering
2. The student is able to reflect on the production and use of knowledge in relation to a specific case in the field of Civil Engineering
3. The student is able to describe and recognize differences between research techniques common in the field of Civil Engineering in particular: experiment, observation, literature- and document study, model study, open interview. The student is able to assess the applicability of certain techniques in a particular research design
4. The student is able to make a project plan for a (practical) research project in the field of Civil Engineering. The plan includes a research question, choice of appropriate research techniques and a planning.
Content
In module 1-8 of the CiT-programme students gained domain specific knowledge in the different subfields of Civil Engineering and applied this knowledge in projects using several design and research methods.
In module 11 the focus is on production of knowledge in the field of Civil Engineering. What is knowledge? How is knowledge generated and used and by whom? How may I generate knowledge myself?
Special attention is paid to the following aspects:
• The central role of models (both conceptual and mathematical) within the different subfields of Civil Engineering
• The role of actors within the production and dissemination of knowledge
• The production of knowledge in relation to time and space
• Project plans for (practical) research projects: research design, research techniques and research planning
Assumed previous knowledge
Verplicht:
Module 1-8 Civiele Techniek (eventuele uitzonderingen aanvragen via examencommissie CiT)

Module is verplichte voorkennis voor:
Module 12 Civiele Techniek
PARTICIPATING STUDY
Bachelor Civil Engineering
Required materials
Book
R. van Tulder (2012), Skill Sheets, An integrated Approach to Research, Study and Management, Pearson, ISBN 978-90-430-2313-9
Book
Samir Okashi (2002), Philosophy of Science, A very short introduction, Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780192802835 (also available as e-book)
Book
Gillian Barker & Philip Kitcher, Philosophy of Science-a New Introduction, Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780195366198
Recommended materials
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Instructional modes
Assessment
Presence dutyYes

Lecture
Presence dutyYes

Presentation(s)
Presence dutyYes

Self study with assistance

Self study without assistance

Tutorial
Presence dutyYes

Tests
Production of Knowledge

Remark
1 written test, multiple group, homework and class assignments

CiT BSc-Thesis Proposal and Evaluation

Remark
Portfolio consisting of: 1 presentation, 3 homework assignments and 2 class assignments, thesis proposal, thesis.

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