Hours Per Week

Hours per Semester

Weighted Total Mark

Weighted Exam Mark

Weighted Continuous Assessment

Credit Units

LH

PH

TH

CH

WTM

WEM

WCM

CU

3

18

21

135

100

100

0

12

Course Description

The research project provides the student with experience in the planning and execution of a personal research project. Students design a research project with specified aims and objectives in an applied field of Construction Management. This incorporates a review of relevant literature, data capture, analysis and output of results, applying appropriate use of Construction Management technology. Results are communicated by oral and written means. 

Objectives/Aim

This Course aims to develop student’s skills to develop research questions, design research projects, collect data from various sources, and present findings in a scientific way. 

Course Outline

Each student will be required to plan an investigation and analyse, collate and present the findings in report form. This will involve the hypotheis inductive method of research, survey and interviewing techniques, questionnaire design etc. the project will be chosen in the context of the individual’s present or future employment intentions or areas of special interest. Various topics are expected to be covered by participants, including case studies, contract procedure, information technology, project management, estimating and cost control, structural failures, low cost construction, innovations in construction materials and technology, durability, vernacular materials, etc. 

Learning Outcomes

The course will equip the student with

  • Ability to carry out independent research
  • Writing and disseminating research findings.

Method of Teaching/Delivery

The student interacts with two selected tutors on a regular basis to obtain guidance on the research. The student on his own to produce the work.

Assessment Method

The rules of assessment of research reports for Graduate students at MakerereUniversity will apply. A student will prepare a research proposal in collaboration with a member of staff. The proposal will be presented and approved by the departmental research committee. The final report submitted and accepted will be marked according to the guidelines from the School of Graduate studies. A viva Voce is an integral component of the examination process. 

Reading/ Reference Materials

Varied depending on the topic.

Attachments

Attachment Name Attachment Type

CMG 8100 Research & Dissertation

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CMG 8100 Research & Dissertation