Research Project - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.25 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 26 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP2 , SP3 , SP4
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP2 , SP3 , SP4
  • Assessment: Proposal - Research Proposal (10%) , Research Paper (90%)

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2017 Fees
Domestic 6,080.00
International 6,330.00

Please note: This unit has replaced OHSE688 - Research Project in 2017.

This unit is studied over 2 study periods.

This advanced unit covers the process of undertaking a research project in an OHSE management topic under supervision. This unit is equivalent to two normal units and builds on the materials studied throughout the course, especially in MGMT617 Research Methods. There are no formal lectures in this unit, however, the student is expected to identify a research project topic, conduct a literature review, develop research questions, select an appropriate methodology, develop a short project proposal, collect data, analyse data, derive suitable findings from the data, and present the project in a research project report.

On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate that they are able to critically analyse and expound on previous research undertaken in the field
  2. Apply an appropriate research methodology to a specific topic
  3. Apply the knowledge of the field to the identified research problem
  4. Systematically structure, justify and explain their statements and conclusions
  5. Present their research clearly in a well-structured, editorially sound, properly referenced and appropriate manner.
  • Proposal — Research Proposal (10%)
  • Research Paper (90%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • OHSE688 — Research Project

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

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  • Additional materials

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

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This unit addresses the following topics.

1Conducting research for academic credit
2The SI system of units
4The scientific method
5The research process
6Objectives of a project for academic merit
7The literature review
8Research projects methods
9The research project report
10Critical thinking
11Research project difficulties
12Some final tips

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Glossary
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Quizzes
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
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