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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Dissertation
Module Code MT5219
School DCUBS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Colum Foley
Semester 2: Colum Foley
Autumn: Colum Foley
Module TeachersColum Foley
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 25
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
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Capstone Project for the MSc in Management of Operations

Learning Outcomes

1. Work independently and self critically to search for, sift through and organise relevant literature and critically assess its significance in relation to a research question
2. Consider a variety of research methodological options and apply the most appropriate approach for the topic being researched
3. Demonstrate independent and critical thinking and analysis by synthesizing the diversity of data, knowledge, understanding, and skills initiated in the taught elements of the programme and developed in the undertaking of the research
4. Plan and produce a substantial and coherent piece of individual academic research with a persuasive and coherent argument that responds to the research question

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Tutorial5Tutorial on research methods and preparing for dissertation
Directed learning5Read notes and dissertation guidelines provided
Lecture25Working with appointed supervisor
Independent Study25Independent Study Source, review and assimilate peer-reviewed and other materials related to dissertation topic
Independent Study300Source and read additional material required to write a literature review
Assignment Completion390Carry out independent research and write a dissertation
Total Workload: 750

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Extended Essay / Dissertationn/a100%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 2
Indicative Reading List

    Other Resources

    Programme or List of Programmes
    MCTMSc in Management of Clean Technologies
    MISSMSc in Mgmt Information Systems Strategy
    MOPSAMSc in Management of Operations
    MSDMSc in Mgmt for Sustainable Development
    MSISAMSc Mngt of Internet Enterprise Systems

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