Course

Engineering Postgraduate Research Essentials - GSOE9400

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: Grad. School of Engineering

Course Outline: http://www.handbook.unsw.edu.au

Campus: Sydney

Career: Research

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 0

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Description

This course is designed to develop research and communication skills and strategies that would support your research program, and in particular, to prepare you for progression from year 1 to year 2 of your research program. There are weekly guest lectures and tutorials, Moodle course activities and assignments. The course themes include: Formulating a research topic, managing a research project, locating and critically evaluating the literature, engineering research methods, writing about research, speaking about research, academic integrity. The course concludes with a mini-conference on students proposed research topics.

The course objectives are to develop:
  • An increased awareness about the ways successful academic writers structure their writing, and the register of language appropriate for thesis and research writing
  • Systematic approach in managing research reading and research writing
  • Increased confidence and improved skills in speaking about research to a range of audiences
  • Awareness of strengths and weaknesses in communicating and appropriate strategies for improvement.


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