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Area/Catalogue
ENGG 5020

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
165062

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Natural and Built Environments

Course aim

To provide students with an advanced understanding of the nature of knowledge and its pursuit through research and to equip them with the skills to demonstrate autonomy, expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a researcher.

Course content

Philosophy of knowledge, nature of reality, ethics and research, ontology, epistemology, knowledge claims and intellectual paradigms, research design, confidence and reliability, research methods (quantitative and qualitative), data analysis and interpretation and proposal writing.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 2 hours x 12 weeks
Workshop 2 hours x 12 weeks
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 2 hours x 12 week
Workshop 2 hours x 12 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
External 4 hours x 12 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES, ONLINE
External 4 hours x 12 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Research proposal 2100-2600 words per student 60% N/A
Review 900-1000 words per student 20% N/A
Research assignment 1100-1200 words per student 20% N/A
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Research proposal 2100-2600 words per student 60% N/A
Review 900-1000 words per student 20% N/A
Research assignment 1100-1200 words per student 20% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
Research proposal 2100-2600 words per student 60% N/A
Review 900-1000 words per student 20% N/A
Research assignment 1100-1200 words per student 20% N/A
EXTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES, ONLINE
Research proposal 2100-2600 words per student 60% N/A
Review 900-1000 words per student 20% N/A
Research assignment 1100-1200 words per student 20% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Natural and Built Environments
School of Natural and Built Environments

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