Civil Engineering Research Project

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: University of South Australia
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

This Civil Engineering Research Project online unit, offered by Open Universities Australia and University of South Australia, allows engineering students to select an area of civil engineering in which there is currently a knowledge gap, and pursue an independent investigation into this area.

You will be expected to become thoroughly familiar with the academic and industry literature on the topic of your choice, and will be expected to develop a critical understanding of it through assembling your literature review. You will then plan and schedule your research project. In doing so, you will gain an understanding of academic research methodologies and project design. You will then carry out your research plans.

Through conducting your research you will fill, or contribute to filling, the knowledge gap you identified when selecting your topic.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to enter this program:

  • Must be accepted into the Master of Engineering (Civil and Transport)

Areas of study

In this engineering unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Design, planning and scheduling of a project in the area of chosen specialisation
  • Literature review
  • Project methodology
  • Research proposal
  • Carrying out the selected project

Course pathways

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:

  • Master of Engineering (Civil and Transport) at the University of South Australia

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit will help you to develop the skills necessary to carry out an independent research project. Successful completion of this online unit will enable you to demonstrate to employers that you can work independently, can identify knowledge gaps and can carry out investigative work.

You will develop your critical thinking skills through reviewing existing academic literature, as well as reflecting on your own project. You will also gain an understanding of planning and scheduling processes, and will learn about academic research methodologies.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Civil Engineering Research Project from the University of South Australia.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUAs full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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