6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
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Department of Civil Engineering
This unit develops students' understanding of a particular topic/area in the infrastructure field through completion of a one semester-long project that will develop their ability to plan, undertake and report on an independent program of investigation/research. Students propose their own topic reflecting their professional interests. Based on their selected topic, the student will undertake a one semester-long program of independent investigation/research and document the findings in a professional report and video-record a presentation on their project. Students will provide peer-to-peer feedback on other student works.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- Critically evaluate the selected area/topic and develop feasible project proposals.
- Demonstrate report writing and presentation skills.
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate information about a topic to readers/listeners who may have a limited background in the area.
- Conduct research and critical analysis on published material.
- Reflect and provide effective peer-to-peer feedback.
Continuous assessment: 100%
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.
The minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. A unit requires on average three to five hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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