ENGINEERING RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND APPLICATION

ELE5ERM

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Conducting research within engineering typically involves steps of modelling data, analysing data, designing solutions to problems and professional presentation of the data in the form of technical reports or papers. This subject will teach you fundamental skills across these areas which will include the following topics: (1) basis of research methodology including literature survey, problem formulation, and solutions and validations, (2) technical report writing, structuring documents, referencing, typesetting, producing professional figures, and (3) Python programming and modelling data sets. You will develop competency in using a range of software tools taught in this subject.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRichard Hall

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesAsynchronous lectures with scheduled consultation support; synchronous workshop (online)

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsELE5PRB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Effectively plan and develop short, professional, clear and coherent engineering research documents for a technical audience
02. Contrast the professional engineering research environment in terms of its drivers and constraints from both an academic and industry perspective.
03. Analyse and synthesise engineering, science and other relevant literature in order to determine the need for further research in a chosen area.

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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRichard Hall

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Three written assignments (each equivalent to 1000 words, total 3000 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO3

Lecture notes quiz (2500 words total)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo40 SILO2

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRichard Hall

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Three written assignments (each equivalent to 1000 words, total 3000 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO3

Lecture notes quiz (2500 words total)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo40 SILO2

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, LTU Term 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRichard Hall

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 2 - 7
Two 2.00 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via online.

LectureWeek: 2 - 7
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Three written assignments (each equivalent to 1000 words, total 3000 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO3

Lecture notes quiz (2500 words total)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo40 SILO2