University of Technology Sydney

17914 Major Project 1

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Major Project 1, together with Major Project 2, develops core skills that give students the ability to successfully complete rigorous and original planning problem-solving exercises. These skills enable students to design, conduct, and oversee original applied research. The Major Project subjects are designed to be flexible, so that students can take them in any order. Students work with an academic supervisor to identify which tasks will be completed in each of the research subjects; after completing both subjects, students have a sound grasp of all the topics identified here. They also have completed a research report on their chosen topic.

In Major Project 1 and Major Project 2, students:

i) develop skills in problem identification and framing,
ii) do a literature review,
iii) research methodology design,
iv) conduct a research project,
v) communicate the findings,
vi) draw conclusions and policy recommendations from the findings, and
vii) prepare a professional research report.

Typically, students complete tasks i) through iii) in the first Major Project subject they enrol in, and complete tasks iv) through vii) in the second Major Project subject they take.

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