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Advanced Diploma in Research Theory and Practice in English - Engineering (International Pre-Master's) University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education

UK

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Summary

This course aims to develop students’ abilities in research methods and practices, their English language and academic literacy skills, and understanding of current and emerging themes in Engineering. In so doing, the course prepares students to undertake Master’s level study in higher education institutions in the UK, or elsewhere, in Engineering.

Aims of the course

The course aims to:

  • develop students’ skills as independent and critical researchers in preparation for Master's level study;
  • enable students to conduct a systematic literature review as a means of critically surveying research allowing the formation of a research question and/or hypothesis;
  • enhance students’ knowledge and understanding of key and emerging Engineering themes
  • foster students’ knowledge and understanding of different methodological approaches to research, including the skills and techniques necessary to conduct qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research;
  • enable students to design and conduct an independent research project drawing on appropriate evidence, methodological techniques and theory;
  • enable students to critically appraise and evaluate the results of their research and present their findings to a wider audience including relevant stakeholders;
  • provide students with the necessary English language and academic literacy skills to conduct an independent research project.

Course content

Students will learn about research fundamentals, research processes and how to conduct an independent research project based on a variety of case studies linked to current and emerging themes in Engineering. The current and emerging themes are:

● Managing Technology and Innovation

● The Ageing Workforce and Productivity

● Environmental, Social and Governance Issues (ESG)

● Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Advanced Diploma in Research Theory and Practice in English - Engineering (International Pre-Master's).

Full Time (9 months)

Tuition fees

£17,500.00 (16,20,724) overall cost

All applicants will be required to make a £60 payment at application stage. This fee is non-refundable.

From

06-Oct-20

Venue

University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education

Madingley Hall, Madingley,

Cambridge,

CB23 8AQ, United Kingdom

Entry requirement for international students

Students for this course will normally have achieved a UK 2.1 honours degree or overseas equivalent from a recognised higher education institution, in an Engineering related field. The current GPA equivalency is: GPA 3.5/4; GPA 4.3/5; GPA 3.8/4.3. Students need to have: an IELTS: 6.5, with no element lower than 6.0; TOEFL: iBT 90, with no element lower than 22, other than speaking which can be no lower than 20; Cambridge Advanced: overall 176, with no less than 169 in any paper; Cambridge Proficiency: overall 176, with no less than 169 in any paper.

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