Available in 2018

Course handbook

Description

This course deals with the concept of research and research communication skills: involving information processing, literature review, research problem definitions, documentation of research/experiment outcomes, and oral presentation. The research communication skills in conjunction with a specific experimental topic chosen by the student is central to the activity of this course. These are associated with basic measurement techniques, sourcing, evaluating, reporting on literature, planning an experiment, safety in the laboratory, and data processing techniques. The skills obtained is directly linked to the honours project.


Availability2018 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2018
  • Semester 2 - 2018

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.


Learning outcomes

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

1. Evaluate the results of existing research

2. Devise hypotheses for testing

3. Plan experiments to test hypotheses

4. Safely conduct experiments

5. Analyse experimental data

6. Report and present effectively on findings

7. Apply time and project management skills to an engineering project

8. Demonstrate a high level of self-directed learning


Content

1.    Research concept

2.    Reasearch communication skills

3.    Evaluation of literature

4.    Seminars

5.    Data presentation

6.    Report writing

 

 

 


Assessment items

Presentation: Seminar 1

Written Assignment: Literature review 1

Presentation: Seminar 2

Written Assignment: Experiment report

Presentation: Seminar 3

Written Assignment: Literature review 2


Contact hours

Callaghan

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Lecture

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

Seminar

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Term Full Term