PPMP20019 - Research Project 1

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit builds upon the pre-requisite unit, Research in Project Management (PPMP20015). It will enable you to refine your research proposal and complete a comprehensive critical review of previous scholarly work relating to your research area. Your research approach, methods and instrumentation of primary data collection will be determined and finalised in this unit. You will also complete the ethics protocols if your intended research involves people or animals. The final stage of this research project will be completed in Research Project 2 (PPMP20016).

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 3
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites:

1) Successful completion of PPMP20015 Research in Project Management with a minimum overall score of 75% (Distinction) in the unit; and

2) an overall GPA of 5.75 by the end of the first year of the course.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2019

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Melbourne
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Perth
Sydney

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Research Assignment 100%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

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Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Apply project management processes, tools and techniques in managing a research project
  2. Perform advanced searches to refine a research proposal and confine the research intent and scope
  3. Conduct a critical literature review relevant to the research proposal
  4. Determine and justify your chosen research design and methodological approach
  5. Develop effective data collection methods and procedures
  6. Consider ethical protocols in conducting research and prepare the necessary documentation for approvals.


Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Research Assignment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Research Assignment