Course Title: Minor Research Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Minor Research Project

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


325H Property, Constr & Proj Mgt


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2010

Course Coordinator: Rob Webster

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1936

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: 8.8.54

Course Coordinator Availability: Tuesday / Wednesday 3.00 - 5.00 pm or by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Students will need to have completed a course in research methods (PHIL1000 or equivalent) prior to commencing this course.

Course Description

Students will have the opportunity to develop a small research project. They will report on the project in a paper that would be of an acceptable standard to present at a local or international academic or professional conference.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Students will develop their research skills in undertaking a research project. They will hone their presentation skills through the subsequent preparation of a conference paper and presentation.

Overview of Learning Activities

Under the supervision of a staff member from the school students will select a suitable research topic, research that topic and prepare the presentation.

Overview of Learning Resources

Text and reference material from research methods and other material specific to the topic/problem being researched. This will include library access, on line journals and data bases, document delivery services etc.

Overview of Assessment

Research plan 15%
Paper 75% (4000-10,000 words)
Presentation 10%