|Semester 2, 2020 On-campus Toowoomba|
|Short Description:||Engineering Research Project D|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|ASCED code :||039999 - EnginTech not classified|
|Grading basis :||Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory|
Examiner: Armando Apan
This course is part of a supervised research project which provides opportunities for motivated and highly qualified students to undertake advanced study and to produce a research-based thesis. Students develop the appropriate research skills and specialist knowledge which will enhance their career prospects or allow them to undertake further studies. The emphasis of the programme is on developing the appropriate knowledge and skills to undertake independent research and professional practice.
Full time research in engineering under the supervision of selected staff members.
On successful completion of this course students will have:
- demonstrated their ability to proceed with the research topic
- demonstrated their ability to think analytically, critically and creatively about a chosen research topic and related issues within the area of specialisation chosen
- demonstrated competence in each component of quantitative or qualitative research processes viz; identification and analysis of research problems, formulation of research aims, research questions and/or hypotheses, selection of appropriate research methodology and method, effective application of ethical research procedures, collection of relevant data, appropriate analysis of data, suitable interpretation/discussion of data, and formulation of appropriate conclusions and recommendations for research and/or practice
|1.||To be determined by the supervisor in consultation with the student||100.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2020&sem=02&subject1=ENG9041)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|PROGRESS REPORT||100||100||05 Nov 2020|
Important assessment information
It is the student’s responsibility to attend regular meetings with the supervisory team to discuss their research progress.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
Progress Reports: to complete the Progress Report satisfactorily, students must fill out the report in consultation with their supervisor. As part of their research program, students are expected to demonstrate satisfactory progress.
Thesis: To successfully complete a thesis, students must receive a passing grade and have undertaken the requested revisions.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
Progress Report: HDR students must submit a progress report and deemed to be making Satisfactory Progress by the supervisor and ADR to receive a SP grade.
Thesis: At the end of the candidature students are required to submit a thesis for examination, receive a passing grade and satisfactorily address the revisions for the degree to be awarded.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
As SP is the only passing grade available for this course, all students who are qualified for a passing grade will be given a grade of SP. Other students will be given either a Failing grade or an incomplete grade.
There is no examination in this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
There is no examination in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
In accordance with University policy, the examiner may grant an extension of the due date of an assignment in extenuating circumstances.
Completion of the final dissertation course in the Master of Science program is by dissertation examination.
In the absence of an approved alternative (such as APA for Psychology students), students should use the Harvard (AGPS) as the default referencing style in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The Harvard (AGPS) style to be used is defined by the USQ Library's referencing guide. http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing Students may be granted permission to use an alternative system at the time at which the project is approved