The B. Eng Dissertation is carried out by individual students and offers the opportunity for the student to develop research capabilities. It actively promotes creative thinking and allows independent work on a prescribed research project. Level 4 students undertake the project over two semesters. Each student is expected to spend not less than 9 hours per week on the project chosen from a wide range, covering various civil engineering disciplines. Topics include elements of design and construction, and research and development. Assessment is based on the student’s working attitude, project execution and achievement, an interim report and presentation, dissertation and final oral presentation.