Course Title: Investigation Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Investigation Project

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


120H Civil, Environmental & Chemical Engineering


Sem 2 2006

Course Coordinator: Dr Nira Jayasuriya

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3795

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you are given the opportunity to consciously marshal the relevant knowledge and skills from the various other courses of the program and apply them to the investigation of the approved research topic and then to produce a report of a professional standard. Each student will have a different approved research topic. This course should be seen as an important element of your preparation for the commencement of a career as a professional engineer.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Develop research/investigation and project management skills in addressing a Civil Engineering Problem.

On successful completion of this course you will be able:

LO 1: Identify a Civil Engineering problem area and plan a study to investigate the problem
LO 2 Carry out a literature review on a selected research topic
LO 3 Locate and select information from libraries, surveys, interviews and correspondence
LO 4 Collate necessary data for the project
LO 5 Analyse the collected data to draw meaningful conclusions
LO 6 Prepare an engineering report to a professional standard
LO 7 Give an effective oral presentation on the work carried out.

Overview of Learning Activities

Oral presentations and the final investigation Report covering research methods, project management approach and analytical work.

Overview of Learning Resources

CIVE1115 – Learning Guide, RMIT University

Overview of Assessment

Oral presentations and the final investigation Report