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Area/Catalogue
CIVE 5092

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
165122

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Unit Value
9

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Natural and Built Environments

Course aim

To develop the skills necessary to execute extensive research in their discipline of interest in Natural and Built Environments and to plan and conduct a research project.

Course content

This course involves the planning and execution of a research project in the student’s selected discipline within the Natural and Built Environments. It culminates in the completion of a 6,500 word research Thesis (or equivalent body of work) that demonstrates a high level of synthesis of concepts and prepares the student for lifelong learning in pursuit of personal development and excellence in research and professional practice.
Students will initially fine tune and further develop the research proposal prepared in the pre-requisite research methods course. Students who have not completed their proposal in the pre-requisite research methods course will need to develop their proposal within this course.
Students whose projects contain empirical research involving humans/animals or research including execution risks must apply for and be granted human/animal research ethics approval and/or conduct a risk assessment prior to commencing their research.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
ENGG 5020 Masters Research Theory and Practice

An equivalent Research Methods course to Masters Research Theory and Practice will be considered as a prerequisite for students unable to complete Masters Research Theory and Practice prior to commencing the research project (such as those entering a program with Advanced Standing).

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Directed Study (The course is undertaken through ongoing meetings with the project supervisor and independent research work) 300 hours total effort x Weekly meetings
Lecture 1 hour x 2 weeks
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Directed Study (The course is undertaken through ongoing meetings with the project supervisor and independent research work) 300 hours total effort x Weekly meetings
Lecture 1 hour x 2 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, MAWSON LAKES
Research proposal 2500 words equivalent 30% N/A
Research paper 6500 words equivalent 60% N/A
Group presentation N/A 10% 20 minutes
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Research proposal 2500 words equivalent 30% N/A
Research paper 6500 words equivalent 60% N/A
Group presentation N/A 10% 20 minutes

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.250
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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