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Unit description

Represents the second stage of the research project commenced in the unit Engineering Thesis I. This stage involves conducting the research project formulated in Engineering Thesis I and communicating the results and conclusions in both written and oral formats.

Unit content

Students are required to work independently on their chosen research topic under the guidance of their academic supervisor.

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1execute a previously developed research plan, adapting the plan if necessary as the research proceeds, and working within the available time and resource constraintsCreativityKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
2collect, arrange and critically analyse results at a standard expected for publishable researchIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
3critically evaluate research results in the context of existing knowledgeIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
4communicate research outcomes through an original research paper prepared in the style of a peer-reviewed academic journalIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
5communicate research outcomes through a short seminar and poster prepared in the style for a typical academic research conference.Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. execute a previously developed research plan, adapting the plan if necessary as the research proceeds, and working within the available time and resource constraints
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. collect, arrange and critically analyse results at a standard expected for publishable research
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. critically evaluate research results in the context of existing knowledge
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. communicate research outcomes through an original research paper prepared in the style of a peer-reviewed academic journal
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. communicate research outcomes through a short seminar and poster prepared in the style for a typical academic research conference.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

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

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (2 weeks)
Assessment
Original Research Paper90%
PresentationSR
Presentation10%
PresentationSR
Notice

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Fee information

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