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Course module: 202000085
202000085
Preparation BSc-thesis Civil Engineering
Course infoSchedule
Course module202000085
Credits (ECTS)0
Course typeModule name
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondrs. C.L. van den Berg
E-mailc.l.vandenberg@utwente.nl
Lecturer(s)
Lecturer
drs. C.L. van den Berg
Contactperson for the course
drs. C.L. van den Berg
Academic year2020
Starting block
1A/  2A
RemarksPart of module 11 B-CE
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Module consists of the study units
Module 11, Preparation BSc-thesis Civil Engineering, consists of several module parts, every part has its own learning objectives. The Module overview is given below:
 
Name module element Code
Production of Knowledge 202000086
Proposal BSc-thesis Civil Engineering 202000087
Module description
Aims:

Production of Knowledge 202000086
  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
  
Proposal BSc-thesis CE 202000087
The student is able to write - under supervision -  a project plan for a (practical) research project in the field of Civil Engineering. The plan includes:
a.   a Conceptual Design, containing  researchable questions and well defined operationalized concepts.
b.   a Technical research design, containing appropriate Research Strateg(y)(ies), Procedures for gathering data and  a Research 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.
 
Production of Knowledge 202000086
In Production of Knowledge the focus will be on questions regarding knowledge production 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
 
Proposal BSc-thesis CE 202000087
In this course the focus is on Designing a research Project  in the field of Civil Engineering, preparatory to and to be conducted in module 12, the BSc-Thesis of Civil Engineering.  The course is meant to scaffold and foster the writing process towards a working and feasible Bsc-Thesis research plan.
The attention is directed towards writing a Project plan for a (practical) research project: Conceptual Design, Technical Research Design  and Research Planning.
 
Assumed previous knowledge
Module 1-8 B-CE
Module
Module 11
Participating study
Bachelor Civil Engineering
Required materials
Course material
See listing at associated study unit(s)
Recommended materials
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Instructional modes
Module
Presence dutyYes

Tests
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