Develops students’ ability to undertake an independent research project in their engineering discipline. Students are required to conduct a literature review on a specific topic within their discipline then plan and partially execute a research project that will make some original contribution to the engineering field. The full completion of the research project is undertaken in the unit ENG40004 - Engineering Thesis II .
Topic 1: Conducting a literature review
Topic 2: Planning and executing a research project
Topic 3: Developing and presenting a research methodology
Topic 4: Writing a research paper
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, exploring existing knowledge and critically apprising current developments, technologies and emerging issues on the subject||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning|
|2||critically review and evaluate the literature using a thematic approach to identify gaps and set the context for a subsequent research project||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Lifelong learning|
|3||present findings of the literature review in a paper||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills|
|4||define aims and objectives of the research project and develop a methodology that can be used to achieve the aims||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Lifelong learning|
|5||present the aims, objectives and methodology in an outline of an original research paper||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills|
|6||identify, report on and manage risks associated with undertaking a research project||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Lecture on-site 1 hour (3 weeks)|
|Research Paper Outline and Methodology||40%|
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