Aviation Research Project (Part 1)

AVA40004 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 22 hours

2020 teaching periods

Hong Kong/China

HB3  HE Block 3

29 Feb 20 - 10 Jul 20

21 Jul 20

Last self enrolment:
6 Mar 20

27 Mar 20

Last withdraw without fail:
8 May 20

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Higher Ed. Semester 1

2 Mar 20 - 31 May 20

7 Jul 20

Last self enrolment:
15 Mar 20

31 Mar 20

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Apr 20


150 credit points

Aims and objectives

The aim of this unit of study is to provide students with the skills to plan and develop a major research project in the field of aviation. Within a team environment, students will develop a project proposal, conduct a comprehensive literature review, and choose proper methodology to be used in the following semester for critical analysis. The work will be done with significant guidance provided by an academic supervisor throughout the semester. Students should note that the work completed in this unit forms the basis of AVA40005 in the second semester.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Identify the basic principles of academic research and the fundamental concepts of research
2. Describe the characteristic features of common research methods (i.e. qualitative and quantitative methods) and debate their relative merits
3. Describe the relevance and importance of ethics in research
4. Within a team environment identify a research question (or project problem/objective), or questions, and justify the selection of an appropriate and ethically managed research method
5. Develop an appropriate structure for a major research project
6. Interpret and critically evaluate previously published research in a formal literature review.
7. Propose a proper method to analyse data in the following unit AVA40005 Aviation Research Project (Part 2).