This module is only offered as part of the Systems Thinking Practice MSc.
To conduct a self-directed piece of research applying the principles, practices and techniques developed on the course to a real world problem of interest and relevance to you.
At a glance
- 04 Sep 2023 - 01 Sep 2024
- 16 Sep 2024 - 12 Sep 2025
- LocationCranfield campus
Course structurePartly individual written assignment and partly group work. A 3500 words individual written assignment that will be a reflective piece on applying the systems engineering approach and system lifecycle in a practical example and on critically evaluating the impacts of decisions. The group multi part assessment consist of 1) a Group Portfolio worth 20% of the overall assessment that must record of the group activities throughout the week and capture the work, assumptions and any learning points and 2) a Group Presentation worth 10% that will provide a reflection on the activities undertaken in the module.
What you will learn
On successful completion of this module you should be able to:
Demonstrate an ability to acquire, organise, discuss and assess knowledge associated with complex organisational or social issues
The course will cover the following topics:
- The thesis forms a vital element of the programme of study and offers the student an opportunity to develop and apply the knowledge and skills gained from the course to an agreed topic.
- Students will be allocated an academic supervisor who will guide them in the suitability of topic chosen and conduct of the research
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