Research Project combines all the research skills from your degree, and guides you through the planning, production and analysis of an industry specific research project.
Provided by Open Universities Australia and Swinburne University, this unit will help you identify a critical area of research in either the IT or business sectors. You will conduct a literature review to identify the issues prevalent in the industry, and decide upon a relevant and critical area to conduct a research project.
The unit will proceed to mentor you through planning and conducting your entire research project. You’ll learn to critically evaluate your target population and audience, and identify any ethical concerns related to the study. You will cover the relevant application process and submit your proposal to an industry body for approval.
When your research is complete you’ll analyse your findings to draw conclusions that address relevant business needs.
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses through Swinburne University of Technology:
Graduate Certificate of Technology (Business Systems)
Graduate Diploma of Technology (Business Systems)
Master of Technology (Business Systems)
Master of Commerce
You must also have successfully completed the following unit:
Business Research Methods
Areas of study
In this IT unit, the topics you will study include:
Build on preliminary project identification from Business Research Methods
Skill needs analysis, intelligence and literature search
Skills development plan and implementation including: research data analysis
Survey instrument design
Statements of consent
Project management including time, cost and professional quality
How to present research results
This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:
Graduate Certificate of Technology (Business Systems),?Swinburne University of Technology
Graduate Diploma of Technology (Business Systems),?Swinburne University of Technology
Master of Technology (Business Systems),?Swinburne University of Technology
Master of Commerce,?Swinburne University of Technology
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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Research Project guides you through the entire process of creating an industry relevant research project. Upon completion of this unit, you will be confident in identifying industry needs and producing a required research project to address those demands.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Research Project from Swinburne University.
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 OUA’s full degree programs.
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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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