Course Title: Research Investigation and Analysis

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Research Investigation and Analysis

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

MANU1062

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013

MANU1062

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2013

Course Coordinator: Mr Allan McLay

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99254416

Course Coordinator Email: allan.mclay@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 56-3-81

Course Coordinator Availability: 2-6pm Monday to Thursday


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

Identifies essential research and investigative methodologies and processes and develops the skills required to prepare, undertake and report problem or opportunity based research and investigation.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Identifies essential research and investigative methodologies and processes and develops the skills required to prepare, undertake, and report formal problem based research and investigation. Note: The development of an acceptable proposal in this course is a prerequisite for enrolment in the Engineering Management Project (manu1063) course.

Capabilities

1. Develop skills in problem definition and conceptualisation, investigation and analysis.
2. Develop skills in proposal preparation and writing
3. Understand and apply the range of methodologies, techniques and strategies available for undertaking effective research and investigation
4. Develop communication and introduction skills commensurate with the preparation and presentation of formal research/investigative reports.



Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities include: lectures, tutoriols, group discussions, and preparation of research/project proposals.


Overview of Learning Resources

A detailed study guide is provided to assist learning and provide insights into key concepts. It provides detailed references to the prescribed text.

Prescribed Text

Prescribed References:
Zikmund W G. (2003) Business Research Methods, 7th edition, Thomson/South-Western.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment is based on the progressive development of a research/project proposal, over three stages, each stage submitted as an assignment at the end of each of three modules of study.