Entries accepted for the Masters Dissertation Award until 11 November!

Top menu

Undergraduate Dissertation Award 2016

 

The Undergraduate Dissertation Award is for outstanding dissertation research undertaken by students on undergraduate courses in a built environment-related discipline. The Award aims to promote the importance of research skills in enabling students to become competent practitioners. 

 

Prizes

 

•    Premier Award (£1000, trophy and certificate)
•    Highly Commended Award (£500, trophy and certificate)
•    Merit Award (trophy and certificate)

 

Rules of Entry

 

In addition to the General Rules of Entry,

  •  Nominations for dissertations must be from undergraduate built environment-related degree courses (either accredited or non-accredited by the CIOB). 
  •  Nominee must have completed a bachelor’s degree in the year 2015 or 2016. 
  •  Dissertations must have been assessed as outstanding. 
  •  Each submission must be endorsed by a nominator from the relevant educational institution (e.g. dissertation supervisor, course director or tutor). The nominator needs to provide a recommendation    reference (not exceeding 200 words) on the entry form to indicate why the nominee is deserving of consideration for an award. 
  • For each submission, an entry form must be completed and returned by post with a hard copy of the dissertation.
  • The number of nominations that can be made from a single institution is normally limited to 3.

 

Selection Criteria

 

The dissertation must:
•    Demonstrate a high level of academic attainment consistent with undergraduate study.
•    Be well-structured with a good standard of presentation.
•    Contain clear aims and objectives.
•    Show good knowledge and understanding of relevant literature.
•    Possess a well-justified research methodology.
•    Obtain relevant data from appropriate sources.
•    Include a clear interpretation and presentation of findings.
•    Contain a clear and logical argument leading to appropriate and relevant conclusions.
•    Set out recommendations for future research.

share this page

How to apply

1. Read the rules of entry
2. Download and complete the entry form.
3. Send to

The I&R Awards Team

The Chartered Institute of Building 

1 Arlington Square

Downshire Way 

Bracknell 

RG12 1WA 

UK