This module provides an opportunity for students to do an independent field study of how a major development project is managed. Students will select their own project, conduct the study under an appointed supervisor, present their findings in a seminar, and submit a 6,000-word written report.
The emphasis would be on how to make use of Case Studies as a research tool. Lectures will discuss scientific research, and methods to design a case, carry out the research, and write the report. Students will have a chance to carry out trial presentations and will be guided on how to improve the presentation before the final case study is presented.
Case studies will be by groups ranging from 2 to 4 students.
Assessment will be based on a class test, the group presentation and an individual case report.