Civil Engineering Research Project - 2016

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.25 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 1 , Sess 2
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 1 , Sess 2
  • Assessment: Research Assignment - Literature Review -1,500 words (15%) , Research Paper - Report - 7,500 words (70%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 4,350.00
International 4,600.00

This unit provides you with the opportunity to undertake an applied research project and to prepare a minor thesis or project report. At least 400 hours of effort will be required to complete the project and thesis.

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

  1. plan and conduct an engineering research project, which involves resolving a research/industry problem
  2. evaluate and critique on existing work/ literature and formulate a solution.
  3. develop a specific area of expertise and document the outcome or findings with academic rigour.
  • Research Assignment — Literature Review -1,500 words (15%)
  • Research Paper — Report - 7,500 words (70%)
  • Research Project — Research proposal - 1,500 word (15%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Other special requirement — Students will require Windows Vista, Windows 7 or higher. UniSA does not support Windows XP.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Design, planning and scheduling of a project in the area of chosen specialisation
2literature review
3project methodology
4research proposal
5carrying out the selected project

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This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but may be eligible for credit.

  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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