Available in 2021
Course code

ARBE4121B

Units

20 units

Level

4000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course is Part B of a multi-term sequence. Part A, ARBE4121A Research in the Built Environment A must be completed prior to commencement of this course to meet the requirements of the sequence.

This course provides students with the opportunity to consider the philosophical, theoretical, ethical, methodological and analytical concepts and processes associated with academic research activities within the built environment disciplines, related to the practice of construction management. Students are given the opportunity to define, articulate, develop, evaluate, investigate, conduct, and document a self-identified research question through the critical and creative analysis of built environment practice, theory and methodologies, and justify a theoretical and methodological approach to investigating the question.


Availability2021 Course Timetables

BCA Singapore

  • Semester 2 - 2021
  • Semester 1 - 2021

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2021

Online

  • Semester 2 - 2021

Multi-term sequence

This course is part of a multi-term sequence. Both Part A and Part B must be completed to meet the requirements of the sequence. Part A and Part B must be completed in consecutive terms. Students must complete Part A before completing Part B. Students must complete the sequence within a twelve month period. If students complete Part A but are unable to complete Part B within the timeframe, they must re-enrol in Part A. Part A cannot be completed as a standalone course, it will only count towards your program once you have successfully completed Part B.


Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): ARBE4120. Students who have successfully completed ARBE4120 are not eligible to enrol in ARBE4121B.


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Plan and conduct an independent research investigation according to the academic conventions of the built environment discipline through interaction with a supervisor

2. Develop a logical and coherent structure for a dissertation to achieve a consistent argument thread throughout the document based upon the academic conventions of the built environment discipline

3. Apply a selected research methodology, and analyse and interpret the results of data using appropriate and ethical methods and/or tools to answer a research question

4. Develop and write a fully integrated graphic and textual dissertation of a selected built environment topic, and logically and creatively defend the analysis and discussion of each stage of the research process


Content

Student - supervisor relationships

  • Research project management
  • Ethical Research
  • Data collection
  • Data analysis
  • Data management
  • Argument & Evidence
  • Critical Thinking, Reasoning and Writing
  • Research Writing
  • Report Production and Presentation
  • Research in practice

Assumed knowledge

ARBE4121A


Assessment items

Report: Research Dissertation Draft

Thesis: Research Dissertation


Contact hours

BCA Singapore, Callaghan and Online

Individual Supervision

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Distance learning students will receive equivalent instruction through online or other distance education strategies.

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks

Tutorial - small groups of 6-8 with either online discussion or face to face options. Distance learning students will receive equivalent instruction through online or other distance education strategies.

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