Course Title: Research Practice 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Research Practice 2

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


325H Property, Construction & Project Management


Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018


Voc Training Ctre of Hong Kong


325H Property, Construction & Project Management


Offsh2 17

Course Coordinator: Prof. Chris Eves

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2214

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 008.08.18

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

From 1 January 2016

Enforced Prerequisite: 050168 Research Practice 1

Prior to 2016 

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite course BUIL1306 Research Practice 1 before you commence this course.


Course Description

This course builds on your learning from Research Practice 1. You will further develop and apply your understanding of the research process, and expand and deepen your knowledge of your research topic and its relation to industry and scholarship. Under the guidance of your lecturer and/or an academic supervisor from within the School, and supported by feedback from an industry mentor, you will apply your research knowledge and skills to further progress and complete your systematic research inquiry. In doing so you will undertake and complete a thesis which will include research questions, literature review, methodology, findings and conclusions section.

This course will further develop your understanding of your chosen research area and the industry and scholarly context and develop the skills and knowledge required to conduct independent and collaborative research to support your further study and professional practice.

This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/ or community is integral to your experience. Feedback from industry via face to face and/or on line meetings will inform the development and refinement of your research proposal and final thesis. 

Please note that if you take this course for a bachelor honours program, your overall mark in this course will be one of the course marks that will be used to calculate the weighted average mark (WAM) that will determine your award level. (This applies to students who commence enrolment in a bachelor honours program from 1 January 2016 onwards. See the WAM information web page for more information.)

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course will develop the following program learning outcomes:
1.Determine and apply discipline and theoretical knowledge to your professional practice and/or further study
2.Professionally communicate to a range of audiences utilising diverse formats and strategies, demonstrating in depth knowledge of the discipline and responsiveness to the needs of diverse stakeholders
3.Apply logical, critical and creative thinking to analyse, synthesise and apply theoretical knowledge, and technical skills, to formulate evidenced based solutions to industry problems or issues
4.Utilise appropriate methods and techniques to design and /or execute a research based or professionally focused demonstrating capacity for independent and collaborative learning, addressing real world industry issues
5.Collaborate effectively with others and demonstrate intellectual independence and autonomy to solve problems and/or address industry issues and imperatives
6. Critically examine and reflect on the profession , in local and/or global contexts, and question accepted interpretations and decision making

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Systematically undertake a research inquiry
• Analyse research data and synthesize findings/ results to identify recommendations/conclusions
• Synthesise and communicate the key elements of a research project to industry partners
• Communicate a research rationale and findings to diverse stakeholders
• Produce a thesis that situates your research topic in the literature, incorporates industry feedback and presents evidenced based findings and conclusions



Overview of Learning Activities

You will engage in a range of learning activities to support your learning including  meetings with your supervisor and industry mentors to gain feedback, exercises in data analysis and the application of theory to a real world research project.
You will be assigned an industry mentor who will provide feedback to you about your research. Feedback will be provided through face to face meetings and/or on line, and will support and enhance the development of your research topic and research report.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. A range of resources will be made available to support your learning including on line resources, journal papers and research report exemplars.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment may include, but is not limited to, a poster presentation to industry and thesis.
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator of the Disability Liaison Unit If you would like to find out more.
A student charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student, as well as those of your teachers.
Your course conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: