Building Dissertation 2 - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 4
  • Study load: 0.25 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP2 , SP3
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP2 , SP3
  • Assessment: Dissertation (80%) , Presentation (20%)

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2017 Fees
Domestic 2,262.00
HECS 2,262.00
International 2,512.00

Research process, critical thinking in research, developing research proposal, literature review, reasoning in research, data collection and analysis (quantitative and qualitative).

*** In order to enrol in this unit, you must have been invited and accepted into the Honours Stream of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) course. ***

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. reflect upon and refine knowledge and research strategies related to the topic
  2. analyse field study data to develop research findings
  3. integrate data and findings to produce a final dissertation
  4. communicate and defend research findings to industry experts.
  • Dissertation (80%)
  • Presentation (20%)

Mandatory prerequisites

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

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

You need to leave a Study Period between completing the prerequisite CME408 and this unit. This unit should be the final unit (or at least 1 of the final units) that you undertake in this Course.

  • Other special requirement — As Students will be taking on a major research project it is essential that contact has been made with the Course Coordinator prior to enrolling in this unit. Individual arrangements will be made for such requirements as nominating a suitable supervisor and beginning the ethics process. Contact for further information.

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

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1As this unit is an individual research project - there are no set topics and students will be provided assistance each week through a supervisor.

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission

Online materials

  • Online Assessment

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.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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