Unit description

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 .

Unit content

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

Learning outcomes

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

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (3 weeks)
Assessment
Research Paper Outline and Methodology 40%
Literature review60%
Notice

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Fee information

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