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BSE 506 Dissertation: Reading list

BSE 506 Dissertation

Department: MSc Building Services Engineering

Module Description: Having successfully completed the six modules in the taught stage of the programme, students who wish to proceed to the master's degree (Dissertation route) take the dissertation stage. The dissertation is intended to give students an opportunity to focus on an aspect of the taught subject matter and investigate it in more detail. This will help them consolidate their capacity for independent study, and to learn some of the techniques needed to conduct research and develop knowledge in the subject area of the programme of study. The student is required to research an engineering related topic and include innovative approaches and solutions.

This is a research project. The only piece of work to be submitted for examination is a dissertation, and this is a written report on the research. There are thus two aspects to consider: the research and the writing. Both are governed by implicit rules common to the discipline of formal research; part of the students’ training is to become familiar with these rules. Typically the dissertation word count will range between 20K-40K words, excluding references and appendices.

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