Subject details

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

  1. demonstrate the application of theoretical knowledge and skills to plan an academic research-based project or piece of scholarship
  2. implement a detailed proposal and work plan for an advanced and integrated research project
  3. investigate and critically evaluate relevant information through an international literature search and resulting in a substantial literature review
    • Research proposal
    • Literature search
    • Literature review
    • Human research ethics
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links

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

USA-CPM8501-Research Theory and Practice

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject will provide you with the opportunity to apply expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills in a body of knowledge of project management to independently plan and execute a significant research-based project or piece of scholarship.

This subject is the first of two subjects (MPM 9501 and MPM 9502) that culminate in a 9,000 word research project that demonstrates a high level of synthesis of concepts and prepares the student for lifelong learning in pursuit of personal development and excellence in professional practice.

You will generate a plan to investigate and report on special issues pertaining to a relevant research topic from within the area of Project Management, and within the context of a specialism of interest, if applicable. You will undertake a comprehensive literature search and literature review in accordance with a research proposal prepared in the pre-requisite MPM 8501 subject. Projects which involve empirical research will need to apply for human research ethics approval as a pre-requisite for subsequently conducting the research in Masters Research Project Part B.

  • Research proposal (4000-4500 words) (100%)

Textbooks are not required.

Textbook information is pending.

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