Engineering PGCW Research Skills - GSOE9011

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: Faculty of Engineering

Course Outline: Faculty website

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 8

Equivalent: GSOE9010

Excluded: GSOE9400

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course is a distance version of the face-to-face delivery GSOE9010 course and is designed to develop research and communication skills and strategies that would support research aspects of the students' masters program. The course will take a flipped classroom approach with topics covered including:
  • Writing skills
  • Statistics
  • Literature search
  • Group dynamics
  • Research profile and grants
  • Experimental design
  • Presenting
  • Publishing, citing, bibliographic tools, Plagiarism
Students will contribute to online discussions, lead discussion activities, participate in lecture discussions, take on-line quizzes. Students will also write a written report that will be a literature review including analysis of experimental techniques, plus a proposal for a potential novel project in the topic area. This proposal should be written like a grant application, based on ARC guidelines.

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