Postgraduate Course: Dissertation in Applied Geology (Geoenergy) (PGGE11227)
|School||School of Geosciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Research project in the subject of Geoenergy leading to the submission of a dissertation of publishable standard. Topics to be chosen from the range of subjects covered by the Geoenergy MSc, including but not limited to: Carbon Capture and Storage, Radwaste disposal; subsurface energy storage; subsurface fluid tracing.
A research project undertaken by the student under the supervision of an academics, The course will teach the student how to design and run a short-duration research project, how to synthesise data (their own and from the literature) into a set of coherent and defensible conclusions. It is anticipated that the majority of students will be involved in the collection of new data, but that the range of the type of data will be broad, potentially including (but not limited to) the subject areas of geology, engineering and social science.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| Normally none but if a student elects to perform some aspect of the project in a manner which cannot be funded from the normal source (e.g. data collection field work in an expensive location) then this could be funded by the student.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||100 % on the dissertation thesis.
||Feedback on progress is provided by personal (1:1) interaction with the dissertation supervisor, in accordance with the recommended number of hours of supervision as dictated by the School of Geosciences. Some supervisors also hold group feedback sessions for students doing similar projects. One chapter of the final dissertation can be read (and feedback provided) by the supervisor, in accordance with standard Geosciences¿ procedures.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Work Individually (under supervision)
- Prepare a publication-standard report on a complex topic
- Work to a deadline
- Demonstrate research-level knowledge of their chosen topic
|Reading list is bespoke for each project. No generic reading list can be provided.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Design of research project; collection of data; synthesis of data; drawing of conclusions; report writing; presentation.
|Course organiser||Dr Mark Wilkinson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5943
|Course secretary||Ms Heather Dyson
Tel: (0131 6)51 7126