SLE763 - Research Project Planning


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 30-60 minute meeting with supervisor per week.

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 30-60 minute online meeting with supervisor per week.


This unit is for students to apply critical analysis and logical reasoning skills in evaluating existing scientific knowledge in a selected field of study. Students will be expected to communicate in a clear and persuasive way, insights gained from critical review of literature, formulation of research question and proposing a research project for scientific investigation. Students are encouraged to work closely with advice from an academic supervisor to plan and implement a research project. Frequent feedback to the academic supervisor in the form of progress reports is highly recommended. Assessment in this unit emphasises identification of a research question and formulating appropriate aims and objectives and discuss ways in which research can make a contribution to knowledge creation. This unit also provides the opportunity for students to develop depth of knowledge within an area of scientific study, methodologies for scientific research and scientific communication skills.

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