ERT 445/2 FINAL YEAR PROJECT 1
This course consists of lecture and independent study on the technique of conducting literature review, identification of problem statements, project objectives and research methodology. The students are guided on the proper techniques and format of thesis writing, submit the project proposal and present to the internal examiners.
Ability to synthesize information including standards, code of practice, journals, policies, field data, etc, relevant to the specific research to be undertaken and relate with societal and global issues.Ability to review information source then recognize, construct and justify the suitable research information.
Ability to analyze scenario and compose the problem statements and the research objectives of the project.
Ability to formulate research methodology incorporating clear fundamentals, theories and benchmarked against standard practices governing the research project.
Ability to prepare and defend research proposal with effective communication skills.
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