Programmes / Doctorate and PhD Programmes / Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Sustainable Built Environments / Learning Outcomes
The outcomes of the PhD in SBE are in line with level 10 descriptors of the QF Emirates and reflect the incorporation of knowledge, skill and competencies appropriate to this level of qualification.
A detailed understanding of applicable techniques for research and advanced academic enquiry in SDBE;
The general ability to conceptualise, design and implement a project for the generation of new knowledge, applications or understanding at the forefront of the discipline, and to adjust the project design in the light of unforeseen problems;
A systematic acquisition and understanding of a substantial body of knowledge which is at the forefront of the academic discipline or area of professional practice in SDBE;
The creation and interpretation of new knowledge, through original research or other advanced scholarship, of a quality to satisfy peer review, extend the forefront of the discipline of SDBE, and merit publication.
Make informed judgements on complex issues in specialist fields, often in the absence of complete data, and be able to communicate their ideas and conclusions clearly and effectively to specialist and non-specialist audiences;
Continue to undertake pure and/or applied research and development at an advanced level, contributing substantially to the development of new techniques, ideas or approaches.
The core learning outcomes will also translate into PhD holders having the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment that requires the exercise of personal responsibility and largely autonomous initiative in complex and unpredictable situations, in professional or equivalent environments.
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