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EG5311 - Research Project 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Subject chain: EG5311 EG5312
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

In the Research Project, students undertake a substantial piece of independent research under supervision of appointed supervisor/s. Research project may consist of application of advanced laboratory, field or computer techniques to analyse and design solutions for an engineering problem. Research topics are often based on real world problems in cooperation with local and regional industries. Research Project is a 6 credit point subject chain comprising Research Project 1 (EG5311) and Research Project 2 (EG5312) and is spread over two semesters. EG5311:03 (Research Project 1) is the first part of the Research Project where students are required to choose a research topic, conduct a comprehensive literature review, define scope and objectives of the research, define methodologies to achieve the objectives, prepare detailed project planning and conduct preliminary study. Students are required to submit a research proposal and give a research proposal seminar. As this subject is a part of a subject chain, a final standard grade will only be recorded for each subject after successful completion of all parts of the chain subject.

Learning Outcomes

  • locate and critically appraise available literatures and resources to formulate research problems;
  • demonstrate a capacity for original thought and independent investigation;
  • develop and practice sound oral and written communication skills to articulate and present research objectives, findings and conclusions;
  • use advanced research and project planning techniques to plan and execute research projects.

Subject Assessment

  • integrated assessment across subject chain (%).

Availabilities

As this subject is part of a subject chain, a final standard grade (e.g. P, C) will only be recorded for each subject after successful completion of all parts of the subject chain.

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 14 hours workshops/Seminars
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 14 hours workshops/Seminars
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.