Postgraduate | CUR-SCP680 | 2024
Sustainability Dissertation 1
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Sustainability Dissertation 1
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- identify relevant concepts, theories and approaches to understand the research topic and determine the scope of a chosen research project
- critically analyse the current body of knowledge, based on available literature and formulate the research problems
- develop a research proposal by considering an appropriate design of research methodology
- Students will be introduced to various research methods (qualitative, quantitative and including how to undertake a literature review) that can be applied to a specific research question that relates to a topic covered throughout their Masters study, including but not limited to sustainability, transport, waste, energy, water, housing, construction, development, planning and policy. Students will develop a research question, undertake a literature review, critically analyse the literature found and, if relevant, conduct primary data collection under supervision and in line with Curtin Ethics approval.
The development and completion of a research proposal determined in consultation with supervisor(s) relating to the student's field of specialisation. The research proposal includes an extensive study of the relevant literature and the appropriate design of research methodology.
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- Literature Review Report (60%)
- Research Proposal (40%)
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Part of a degree
To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- CUR-SCP-MAS-2024 - Master of Environment and Climate Emergency
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
- Other requirements - Access to the internet. Provide an email address.
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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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses