Introduces students to the development of a research topic and commencement of a small research project. Students are required to perform a literature review: a study of the available literature, and a state-of-the-art appraisal of an area of engineering. Students prepare a plan of research, including a timetable for completion, with the research study finalised, presented and examined in the subsequent unit Engineering Thesis II.
Topic 1. Research plan and budget:
In consultation with the supervisor, the student must develop a research plan and budget.
Topic 2. Literature review paper:
The format of the paper should be based on the targeted journal for publication of the work.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||identify a potential research area and explore existing knowledge on the subject.||Lifelong learning|
|2||critically review and evaluate the literature to clarify research objectives.||Creativity||Lifelong learning|
|3||define a research problem consistent with the time and resources available.||Intellectual rigour|
|4||formulate a research plan designed to produce an appropriate outcome.||Lifelong learning|
|5||explain and be able to justify a proposed plan in both written and oral presentation formats.||Communication and social skills|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Lecture on-site 1 hour (3 weeks)|
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