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Lismore
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Unit description

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 and develop a research proposal.

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1critically review and evaluate literature relevant to a research topic in your area of engineering specialisation using a thematic approach
2define appropriate aims, scope and methodology for a proposed research project to address an identified gap in existing knowledge in your area of engineering specialisation
3present a coherent written proposal that describes the background, aims, rationale, methodology, and anticipated outcomes for your proposed research project
4identify the resources and approvals needed to successfully complete your proposed study.

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

  1. critically review and evaluate literature relevant to a research topic in your area of engineering specialisation using a thematic approach
  2. define appropriate aims, scope and methodology for a proposed research project to address an identified gap in existing knowledge in your area of engineering specialisation
  3. present a coherent written proposal that describes the background, aims, rationale, methodology, and anticipated outcomes for your proposed research project
  4. identify the resources and approvals needed to successfully complete your proposed study.

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (6 weeks)
Assessment
Draft Research Proposal40%
Annotated bibliography10%
Research Proposal50%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (6 weeks)
Assessment
Draft Research Proposal40%
Annotated bibliography10%
Research Proposal50%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (6 weeks)
Assessment
Draft Research Proposal40%
Annotated bibliography10%
Research Proposal50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

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