Aviation Research Project (Part 2)

AVA40005 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One semester

Contact hours

  • 20 hours

2020 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

31 Aug 20

Last withdraw without fail:
18 Sep 20



Aims and objectives

The aim of this unit of study is to provide students with the skills to complete a major research project commenced in AVA40004. The literature review and methodology section completed in AVA40004 form the basis of the continued study in this unit. Students are expected in a team environment to either collect primary data or to use secondary data, critically analyse the data, find solutions to the proposed research questions, and present findings of the analysis both in the format of a complete research project report and a formal presentation to project supervisors and peers. Students are also expected to defend their projects by answering questions raised during the formal presentation.

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. Review supervisor feedback and revise the literature review conducted in AVA40004
3. Critically analyse primary and/or secondary data to generate solutions to research questions formed in AVA40004
4. Produce a high quality written research project that examines an area of interest in Aviation
5. Demonstrate effective teamwork and oral and written communication skills in order to undertake, complete and present solutions to research questions to supervisors and peers