SCIH14003 - Research Project B
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit is the final of two research project units that are compulsory in the CG84 Bachelor of Science (Honours) Course. In this unit, you will finalise your independent research project, commenced in Research Project A.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 4
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite: SCIH14001 Honours Preparation

Co-requisite: SCIH14002 Research Project A

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Distance
  • Rockhampton

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment Pass/Fail

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Manage and complete a research project
  2. Collect and interpret data relevant to your project and maintain records of this process.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2
1 - Written Assessment

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving
3. Critical Thinking
4. Information Literacy
5. Team Work
6. Information Technology Competence
7. Cross Cultural Competence    
8. Ethical practice

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment  

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorJames Chapman (j.chapman@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Project work for the duration of the term.

Students should be actively engaged in their honours research project throughout this course.

Project work should be finalised before the end of the term, to allow for sufficient time to analyse data and prepare research results.

Week 2 13-03-2017

Moodle Progress Report Due

Week 3 20-03-2017
Week 4 27-03-2017
Week 5 03-04-2017

Moodle Progress Report Due

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017
Week 7 24-04-2017
Week 8 01-05-2017
Week 9 08-05-2017

Moodle Progress Report Due

Week 10 15-05-2017
Week 11 22-05-2017
Week 12 29-05-2017
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

You must submit an online project progress report through Moodle. The reporting tasks will be available on the Moodle site in weeks 2, 5 and 9. The progress reports will contain questions regarding the progress of the research project, and which identify any barriers to commencement or continuation of the project. Submission of progress reports will be on the following dates: Friday of Week 2, Friday of Week 5, and Friday May of Week 9.

Assessment Due Date The reporting tasks will be available on the Moodle site in weeks 2, 5 and 9. Please see the course Moodle site for the assessment tasks.
Return Date to Students Feedback on any issues will be addressed by direct contact with the student in the week following completion of the report.
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

The course is non graded (pass/fail only). Candidates will be expected to update their project progress through the online form.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Please complete the online progress report through the Moodle site.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Manage and complete a research project

2. Collect and interpret data relevant to your project and maintain records of this process.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice




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