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16260 Honours Research 3

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UTS: Design, Architecture and Building: School of the Built Environment
Credit points: 6 cp

Subject level:

Undergraduate

Result type: Grade and marks

Requisite(s): 16662 Honours Research 2 OR 16259 Honours Research 2

Description

This subject involves the preparation and submission of an original thesis, which would normally be 8000–12000 words in length. The thesis must comprise the identification of a problem, a thorough literature review of the topic and development of a solution based on a selected research design. The submission should include comprehensive annotated appendices relating to data collection and analysis to support the findings in the thesis.

Subject learning objectives (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

1. In-depth knowledge in a topic relevant to the built environment disciplines.
2. To demonstrate in-depth competency in the area of the planned research area, through completion of an Honours Research fully referenced thesis (plus supporting appendices) and presentation of findings in a formal Research Seminar.
3. Students will be able to display an ability to produce an 8-12,000 word thesis This will demonstrate a studentís ability to plan, manage and deliver a major piece of research.

Course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

This subject also contributes to the following Course Intended Learning Outcomes:

  • Ability to effectively apply a variety of communication skills and technologies at an advanced level in professional contexts (C.1)
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas to a varied audience (C.3)
  • Ability to engage in an advanced level of critical and reflective thinking in built environment contexts (R.1)
  • Ability to analyse, structure and report the results of research (Research Skills) (R.3)
  • Ability to demonstrate judgement in critical analysis of independent research (R.4)

Teaching and learning strategies

The subject is designed to mentor research-focused students through a literature review and research methodology components of their Honours Research. There are no formal group classes, instead students are expected to make contact with their allocated supervisor by the end of the first week of semester, and establish a schedule of mutually convenient appointments fortnightly throughout the semester.

Content (topics)

  • Data collection & analysis.
  • Compiling papers & proof reading.
  • Editing & revising as advised by a supervisor.
  • Professional skills for delivering a major research project.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Oral presentation

Objective(s):

This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:

1 and 2

This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):

C.1 and R.4

Type: Presentation
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 30%

Assessment task 2: Write up and submit 3,000 word chapter

Objective(s):

This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:

1, 2 and 3

This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):

C.3, R.1 and R.3

Type: Case study
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 70%

Required texts

There is no set text

References

In consultation with supervisor