The University of Newcastle, Australia

Course handbook


Students undertake a supervised individual research project, culminating in the production of a final research report.

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Trimester 3 - 2020


  • Trimester 2 - 2020
  • Trimester 3 - 2020

Learning outcomes

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

1. Select and apply research strategies and methodologies appropriate to the discipline area generally and the topic area selected for study in particular.

2. Complete a research report by developing, organizing, analyzing and presenting a coherent and well supported argument based on evidence.


Research methodology:

  • Qualitative and quantitative approaches
  • Selection of research method
  • Research design

Research Analysis:

  • Data collection
  • Data analysis
  • Presentation of research results
  • Research findings and Discussions
  • Conclusions and recommendations

Assessment items

Proposal / Plan: Research Proposal

Written Assignment: Research Paper

Contact hours

Callaghan and Online

Individual Supervision

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 2

Meeting time and place to be determined with project supervisor Online students will meet with their project supervisor online


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

This lecture will be made available for online students