Course Title: Research Project Part 1
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Research Project Part 1
Credit Points: 24.00
125HElectrical & Computer Engineering
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Course Coordinator: Dr Shiva Balendhran
Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1833
Course Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Coordinator Location: Building 10, Level 8, Room 32
Course Coordinator Availability: E-mail for appointment
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
To be eligible to enrol in this course:
• You must have completed at least 96 credit points (= 2 full-time semesters) of your postgraduate program.
• You must have passed or be currently enrolled in EEET1142 Thesis Preparation and Problem Solving.
• You must have a GPA of at least 3.0 for the semester immediately preceding this course.
• In consultation with your academic supervisor, you are encouraged to choose electives aligned to your project to enhance project outcomes.
If you pass this course in your first attempt, you must undertake EEET2314 Research Project Part 2 in the following semester. You have the secondary option of converting to a full-time research project (EEET2312 – Research Project) only if it is under the same academic supervisor (and with their agreement).
A Research Project involves exploring a scientific or engineering question at the frontier of knowledge.
By undertaking a research project, you will develop basic skills in analysis of literature, systematic collection of data, evaluation of data, drawing insight from results, and presenting these results in written and oral forms.
During the course, you will select a project in consultation with an academic supervisor (either of your own choosing, which is preferred, or assigned by the School). You will plan, execute, and report on this project. You will be expected to achieve set milestones within the semester, which can be developed further in EEET2314 Research Project Part 2.
The research project could be standalone or contribute an individually assessable component of a larger research effort. The scope of this project should be defined in consultation with your academic supervisor, but should align to your chosen specialisation.
This course relates to a part-time research project. This is equivalent to the first half of a one-semester full-time project.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
This course and its assessment develop the following Program Learning Outcomes:
• Be able to apply problem solving approaches to work challenges and make decisions using sound engineering methodologies.
• Be able to apply a systematic design approach to engineering projects and have strong research and design skills in their stream.
• Communicate effectively across all modes: listen, speak, write, and draw.
• Apply the principles of lifelong learning to any new challenge.
On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Critically assess relevant literature / technologies from your literature survey.
• Gather, analyse, and gain insight from data.
• Effectively conduct an independent research or development activity.
• Effectively communicate verbally, in writing and by audio visual presentations.
Overview of Learning Activities
Learning activities include:
• Definition of project/problem
• Review of scientific literature
• Definition of research questions and methodology
• Application of research method (often experimental)
• Data acquisition
• Data interpretation and discussion
• Report writing
• Presentation of results
Overview of Learning Resources
Your resources for this course include:
• Academic supervisor
• Technical staff
• Software and IT infrastructure
• Laboratory resources (and experimental infrastructure, where applicable)
• Library resources (on-site, online, and off-campus)
Overview of Assessment
A combination of performance at supervisory interactions/meetings, written reports, and presentations. Specific assessment tasks include:
• Project description (5%)
• Literature review (30%)
• Progress report (35%)
• Academic supervisor evaluation (30%)