Course Title: Major Research Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Major Research Project

Credit Points: 24.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


325H Property, Construction & Project Management


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007

Course Coordinator: Rob Webster

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1936

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 8.8.54

Course Coordinator Availability: Tuesday / Wednesday 3.00 - 5.00 pm

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

This course is designed to assist students to develop their research skills through a major research project. Students will prepare a paper on this research that is of a standard acceptable to the academic journals that serve the property and valuation professions.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Students will further develop their research skills in an area of interest. They will be required to prepare a research plan and then carry out that plan and prepare an appropriate research report.

Overview of Learning Activities

To produce a report that is suitable for publication as a refereed article in an appropriate academic or professional journal.

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 20% due end of week 4
Journal article 80% (8,000 -12,000 words)