SAFE20023 - Safety Science Thesis 2
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit is the second of two in the Safety Science Thesis suite of units. During this unit you will learn about the process of conducting safety science research by executing your research plan (post ethics approval) from Thesis 1, that is, data collection and analysis, writing and presenting your research findings to a wider audience. You will also be able to engage with your peer researchers as they progress through their research journey.

Details

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

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: SAFE20022

Residential Schools

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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
  • Mixed Mode

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Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Postgraduate 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
2. Presentation and 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. Undertake and write an extensive literature review on a topic of safety science.
  2. Conduct research (supported by ethics committee approval) that uses appropriate research methods and data analysis techniques to address research questions.
  3. Discuss the implications of the research project for theory and practice in safety science.
  4. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of a topic in safety science.

This is the second unit of two research thesis units and is designed to complete the foundational

work that students carried out in Thesis 1. The two Thesis units are designed to introduce students to

the process of conducting research, enabling them to carry out an independent research study. In Thesis

2 the students will continue to work with their allocated supervisor who will support them in the conduct of

their research, the undertaking of an extensive literature review and assist in the preparation of a final

piece of work which can deliver the student's research findings to a wider audience. Students will also be

able to continue to discuss the unit content and their research progress with their fellow peer

researchers through Moodle site discussion groups.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment    
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment  

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1. Knowledge
2. Communication
3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4. Research
5. Self-management
6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7. Leadership

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Presentation and 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)
  • Zoom account (Free)
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 CoordinatorShevaun Dell (s.dell@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

Discussion of expectations for this unit.

Week 2 13-03-2017

Student - supervisor discussion as required

Week 3 20-03-2017

Student - supervisor discussion as required

Week 4 27-03-2017

Student - supervisor discussion as required

Week 5 03-04-2017

Student - supervisor discussion as required

Vacation Week 10-04-2017

Vacation Week

Week 6 17-04-2017

Student - supervisor discussion as required

Week 7 24-04-2017

Student - supervisor discussion as required

Week 8 01-05-2017

Student - supervisor discussion as required

Literature Review Due Friday (05 May 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 9 08-05-2017

Student - supervisor discussion as required

Week 10 15-05-2017

Student - supervisor discussion as required

Week 11 22-05-2017

Student - supervisor discussion as required

Week 12 29-05-2017

Student - supervisor discussion as required

Research Outcomes Due Friday (02 Jun 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

Students will be required to attend a weekly zoom meeting with their supervision team (generally 20 to 30 minutes per week). Generally this will involve three to four staff including a meeting coordinator. Students will be required to keep minutes of this meeting and share them with the team prior to the next scheduled meeting.

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Literature Review
Task Description

Students will undertake a comprehensive literature review in relation to their chosen subject area.

Assessment Due Date Week 8 Friday (05-May-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 10 Friday (19-May-2017)
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

Assessment is based on:

  • the level of critical discussion of the literature;
  • the quality of the narrative of the review;
  • the extent to which the literature review answers important questions; and
  • the clarity of writing and organisation of material.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

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

1. Undertake and write an extensive literature review on a topic of safety science.

4. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of a topic in safety science.

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

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership



2 Presentation and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Research Outcomes
Task Description

Students will carry out their research projects as per plans determined in Thesis 1 and consultation with their project supervisors. Students will then write up their research project in the form of a manuscript worthy of being published. Further details of this assessment will be available in Moodle.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017)
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

Assessment is based on:

  • the extent to which the research answers important questions;
  • the level of critical discussion of the literature;
  • the soundness of the method;
  • the use of appropriate data analysis or other techniques;
  • the comprehensiveness of the data analysis or other techniques;
  • the level of critical discussion of the findings of the research; and
  • the clarity of the writing and the organisation of the materia.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

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

2. Conduct research (supported by ethics committee approval) that uses appropriate research methods and data analysis techniques to address research questions.

3. Discuss the implications of the research project for theory and practice in safety science.

4. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of a topic in safety science.

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

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership




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