DISS H3601 - Dissertation - Pilot Studies

Module Title:Dissertation - Pilot Studies
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The student will be supported in this activity through lectures and demonstrations on how to prepare and write a dissertation. A significant amount of private study will be required.
Module Aim: The dissertation provides students with the opportunity to carry out individual research, into a chosen aspect of study arising from the course programme. The dissertation is a major aspect of the degree as it challenges students to fully demonstrate an individual understanding both of the depth and breadth of the subject areas. The dissertation will take the form of a substantial study in a subject area related to aviation, largely through the exercise of independent inquiry.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Manage a substantial piece of individual research and development work.
LO2 Pursue an area of academic discipline of the course to substantial depth.
LO3 Search, select and critically assess literature and material relevant to a chosen area.
LO4 Apply some of the theory and techniques developed during the course to the chosen area.
LO5 Demonstrate ability to exercise judgment, independent thought, initiative, intellectual achievement, understanding of the chosen subject matter, and the principles being applied.
LO6 Develop and demonstrate the ability to manage and present the work in a precise and coherent manner.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module.
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Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Dissertation Proposal
The student will submit a written proposal pertaining to the topic of their dissertation.
Project Plan
The student will submit a project plan outlining the dates which each of the project milestones will be achieved.
Background Reading.
The student will be required to perform some background reading to determine their dissertation proposal and for their literature review.
Gathering Research Data
An amount of time will be spent gathering data to support the dissertation. This data may be either qualitative or quantitative or a combination of both.
Write up.
The student will be required to produce a dissertation that is approximately 50 pages in length.
Reflective Journal
The student will be required to keep a journal where they can reflect on what they have learned through the dissertation process.
Assessment Breakdown%
No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Proposal 2,3,4,5,6 5.00 n/a
Project Introduction 1,2,3,6 5.00 n/a
Project Literature Review 1,2,3,4,5,6 15.00 n/a
Essay Methodology 1,2,3,4,5,6 20.00 n/a
Written Report Analysis and Findings 1,3,4,5,6 20.00 n/a
Project Conclusions and Recommendations 1,2,3,4,5,6 20.00 n/a
Project Presentation of Written Work 6 5.00 n/a
Reflective Journal Reflective Journal 5,6 10.00 n/a
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Estimated Learner Hours Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 4.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EEPLT_D Bachelor of Science in Pilot Studies 5 Mandatory