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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Conducting research for academic credit
    • The SI system of units
    • Punctuation
    • The scientific method
    • The research process
    • Objectives of a project for academic merit
    • The literature review
    • Research projects methods
    • The research project report
    • Critical thinking
    • Research project difficulties
    • Some final tips
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Glossary
      • Web links
      • Online assignment submission
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
    • Online Materials
      • Quizzes
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment

On successful completion of this subject, 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.
  • Assignment 1 - Research Paper (90%)
  • Assignment 2 - Research Proposal (10%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

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

  • ACU-OHSE688
  • ACU-OHS688

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

Special requirements

No special requirements

Please note: This subject is studied over 2 study periods.

This advanced subject covers the process of undertaking a research project in an OHSE management topic under supervision. This subject is equivalent to two normal subjects and builds on the materials studied throughout the degree, especially in MGMT617 Research Methods. There are no formal lectures in this subject, 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.

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