Leads students through the processes required to plan and initiate an independent research project that will make an original contribution to knowledge in their engineering discipline. Students are required to conduct a literature review on a chosen topic within their discipline, develop a research proposal, and begin to execute the proposal. The research project is subsequently completed in the unit Engineering Thesis II.
Students are required to work independently on their chosen research topic under the guidance of their academic supervisor.
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 and locate research literature related to a chosen research area||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning|
|2||critically review and evaluate relevant research literature using a thematic approach to identify knowledge gaps that could be addressed through a research project||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|3||define the scope of a research project to address one or more identified gaps in existing knowledge in terms of achievable aims and an appropriate methodology||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Lifelong learning|
|4||present a coherent written proposal for a research study that describes the background, aims, rationale, methodology, and anticipated outcomes for the proposed study||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|5||demonstrate an ability to initiate a research project by sourcing necessary resources, obtaining necessary approvals, and commencing preliminary data collection.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Ethical practice||Lifelong learning|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Lecture on-site 1 hour (3 weeks)|
|Final Research Proposal||30%|
|Draft Research Proposal||40%|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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