Course Title: Global Research Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Global Research Project

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365H Global, Urban and Social Studies


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,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 1 2023,
Sem 2 2023,
Sem 1 2024

Course Coordinator: Dr. Elizabeth Kath

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5084

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 37, Floor 5, Room 31

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enforced Pre-Requisite Courses

Successful completion of SOCU2166 Foundations of Social Research.

Note: it is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite/s and agree to concurrently enrol in co-requisite courses before enrolling in a course.

For your information go to RMIT Course Requisites webpage.


Course Description

This course requires you to undertake an independent research project on a topic with an international and/or intercultural focus with guidance from an experienced academic researcher. The project may be carried out as part of an international internship or as a separate activity. 

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


Program Learning Outcomes  

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:   

  • Apply a body of theoretical and practical knowledge of language, global cultures, international relations,   and economic issues to your professional practice or further study. 
  • Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on knowledge about a rapidly changing world derived from multiple sources, perspectives and values systems. 
  • Apply logical, critical and creative thinking to effectively solve a range of problems associated with policies and programs in international and cross-cultural settings, and assess economic, cultural, social, environmental and political opportunities and risks. 
  • Assist in the identification of needs, the design, planning, resourcing and implementation of research and development projects in international and cross-cultural settings. 
  • Design, adapt and develop effective communication strategies that promote awareness of and respect for cultural and linguistic diversity in globalised workplaces. 

Course Learning Outcomes  

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:  

  1. Conduct advanced literature survey and document searches
  2. Design and conduct a research project using appropriate qualitative and quantitative research methodologies
  3. Develop a detailed analysis of an international or cross-cultural issue that builds on you previous learning
  4. Write an extended research-based report in a professional manner 

Overview of Learning Activities

The course includes weekly workshops, the details of which are available on the student portal, myRMIT . 

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. 

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal. 

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 tasks will include participation in weekly seminars, the production of a research project proposal, and an extended research report. 

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1 – Course participation 10%, CLO1, CLO2,  CLO3 and CLO4 
Assessment Task 2 - Project Proposal. 10%, 500 words, CLO1, CLO2 
Assessment Task 2 - Final Report - 80%, 4500-5000 words (including references), CLO1, CLO2,  CLO3 and CLO4 

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks. 

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 or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. 
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.