Sustainability Dissertation 1
Pose a key research question about sustainability and compose your dissertation. Work in consultation with your course supervisor. Achieve a thorough understanding of the background issues.Critically apply your findings to your writing.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- locate, interpret and collect a range of data relevant to a chosen research project
- categorise and critically analyse collected data
- organise and articulate a research problem.
- 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.
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
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This subject was previously known as Advanced Individual Project 1.
A project determined in consultation with supervisor(s) relating to the student’s field of specialisation.
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- Research Proposal (20%)
- Literature Review Report (80%)