Course Title: Research Practice 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Research Practice 2

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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Please check your Canvas course shell closer to when the course starts to see if this course requires mandatory in-person attendance. The delivery method of the course might have to change quickly in response to changes in the local state/national directive regarding in-person course attendance.  


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUIL1307

City Campus

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 1 2022

BUIL1315

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

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

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUIL1316

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

OFFSe12018 (SE2)

BUIL1316

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

OFFMay2019 (All)

BUIL1316

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

OFFMay2020 (All)

BUIL1316

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

OFFMay2021 (All)

BUIL1316

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

OFFMay2022 (All)

Course Coordinator: Prof. Ron Wakefield

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3448

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

Course Coordinator Location: 008.08.17

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment via email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enforced Pre-Requisite Courses

Successful completion of 050168 Research Practice 1.

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 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, 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 research report 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.

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:

  • 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 research based or professionally focused 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: Systematically undertake a research inquiry
  2. CLO2: Analyse research data and synthesize findings/ results to identify recommendations/conclusions
  3. CLO3: Synthesise and communicate the key elements of a research project to industry partners
  4. CLO4: Communicate a research rationale and findings to diverse stakeholders
  5. CLO5: Produce a research report that situates your research topic in the literature, incorporates 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 to gain feedback, exercises in data analysis and the application of theory to a real world research project.

Feedback will be provided through face to face meetings and/or in scheduled class sessions, 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. 

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 

  • Draft Poster 10%, CLOs 3,4
  • Final Poster 10%, CLOs 3,4
  • Research Thesis 80%, CLOs 1,2,3,4,5 

Singapore Campus 

  • Preliminary Findings Poster 15%, CLOs 3,4
  • Research Thesis 80%, CLOs 1,2,3,4,5
  • Meeting minutes 5%, CLOs 1,2 

Hong Kong Campus 

  • Preliminary Findings Poster 15%, CLOs 3,4
  • Research Thesis 70%, CLOs 1,2,3,4,5
  • Thesis Set Up 5%, CLOs 1,2
  • Meeting minutes 5%, CLOs 1,2 

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.