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Undergraduate | CUR-CME408 | 2023

Building Dissertation 1

Assemble your understanding of research. Review evidence and apply reasoning. Outline structure and critical thinking for a proposal. Source and assess quantitative and qualitative data. Refer to case studies and interviews. Prepare for Dissertation 2.

Study method
100% online
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Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks

Start dates

  • 27 Feb 2023
  • 28 Aug 2023

HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. develop and propose a research topic
    2. evaluate the existing body of knowledge
    3. design a research strategy informed by the literature and an understanding of research methodology.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • CUR-CME-DEG-2023 - Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management)
  • CUR-FAST-DEG-2023 - Fast track your Curtin on campus study


This subject will need to be taken at least 2 study periods prior to undertaking CME409 Building Dissertation 2 which should be the final (or at least 1 of the final) subjects you undertake in this Degree.

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Audio video equipment required
  • Software requirements - Software purchase required
  • Other requirements - Access to the internet. Admission to degree required.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees