Course Title: Research Practice 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Research Practice 1

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities.  

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Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUIL1306

City Campus

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
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

BUIL1311

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

Offsh1 18,
Offsh3 18,
Offsh1 19,
Offsh3 19,
Offsh1 20,
Offsh3 20,
Offsh1 21,
Offsh3 21,
Offsh1 22

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUIL1312

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

OFFJan2019 (SE2)

BUIL1312

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

OFFJan2020 (SE2P)

BUIL1312

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

OFFJan2021 (All)

BUIL1312

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

OFFJan2022 (All)

Course Coordinator: Ron Wakefield

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1934

Course Coordinator Email: ron.wakefield@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 08.08.17

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment via email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enforced Pre-Requisite Courses

Successful completion of 050167 Research Methods for the Built Environment

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 builds on your learning from Research Methods for the Built Environment. You will further develop and apply your understanding of the research process, including the research methodology, and expand your knowledge of your research topic, which includes your knowledge of the related theory.

Working under the guidance of your lecturer / academic supervisor you will fully develop your research topic and draft a research plan, drawing upon published literature and secondary data.  

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. Input and guidance from an industry mentor via face-to-face and/or through online meetings will inform the development and refinement of your research.
 
Your learning in this course and the outputs you produce will contribute to your honours thesis, to be completed in BUIL1307 Research Practice 2, where you will further expand your reading, analysis and synthesis of relevant literature to inform your research.  

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

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

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

  • PLO1: Determine and apply discipline and theoretical knowledge to your professional practice and/or further study
  • PLO2: 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
  • PLO3: 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
  • PLO4: Utilise appropriate methods and techniques to design and /or execute a theory based or professionally focused research project demonstrating capacity for independent and collaborative learning, addressing real world industry issues
  • PLO5: Collaborate effectively with others and demonstrate intellectual independence and autonomy to solve problems and/or address industry issues and imperatives
  • PLO6: Critically examine and reflect on the profession , in local and/or global contexts, and question accepted interpretations and decision making
     


 Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

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

  1. CLO1: Identify a research problem
  2. CLO2: Systematically undertake a research inquiry which meets established ethical guidelines and principles
  3. CLO3: Analyse and synthesise relevant literature and produce a literature review
  4. CLO4: Select an appropriate research methodology
  5. CLO5: Plan an approach to secondary data collection



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. 


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 includes the following: 

City Campus 

  • Problem Statements 15%, CLOs 1,2
  • Video Presentations of Literature Review 15%, CLOs 1,2
  • Part A of Thesis 70%, CLOs 1,2,3,4,5 

Singapore Campus 

  • Thesis preparation 5%, CLOs 1,2
  • Literature review 30%, CLOs 1,2,3
  • Part A of Thesis 60%, CLOs 1,2,3,4,5
  • Minutes from Supervisor Meetings 5%, CLOs 1,2,3,4,5 

Hong Kong Campus 

  • Thesis preparation 5%, CLOs 1,2
  • Literature review 30%, CLOs 1,2,3
  • Part A of Thesis 60%, CLOs 1,2,3,4,5
  • Minutes from Supervisor Meetings 5%, CLOs 1,2,3,4,5 

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

Equitable Learning Services 

Equitable Learning Services (ELS) provide support and equal opportunities for students with a disability, long-term illness and/or mental health condition and primary carers of individuals with a disability. You can contact the ELS if you would like to find out more: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services. You can also contact the course coordinator or the program coordinator if you would like to find out more.  

An assessment charter (http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf) summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teaching staff.  

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ln1kd66y87rc.