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Area/Catalogue
ENGG 4009

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
168322

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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 Engineering

Course aim

To introduce the fundamental concepts and practice of engineering research and enable students to undertake a major research project in a specialist area of engineering.

Course content

Students will learn about why research is carried out and how undertaking it results in establishing facts, new knowledge being discovered and new conclusions being reached. They will gain an understanding that what they see as ‘real’ is influenced by the way they think this knowledge is created (ontology). This will influence the choices they make as researchers about the research approach / design (i.e. methodology- quantitative, qualitative and mixed) and data collecting tools (methods) for their research (epistemology). They will learn how to write a literature review and the role it plays in identifying research aims, questions/ hypotheses, data analysis and how to write a research plan. The elements of reliable/ credible research, the ethics and work safety issues associated with research will also be explored.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Students must have completed 99 units of an Engineering degree.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Workshop 2 hours x 13 weeks
Seminar 2 hours x 13 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
Report 500 words 15% N/A
Project 3000 words per person 75% N/A
Portfolio 1000 words per person 10% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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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
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* 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

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