Research Project

CVE80017 25 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 18 hours

2020 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1 Higher Ed. Semester 2

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

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


A unit can be either completed prior to commencing study or taken at the same time

Aims and objectives

The aim of the research project is to enable students to undertake an intensive research of considerable standing. It provides students with the opportunity to apply and consolidate research skills and capability, consolidate critical thinking and analysis skills developed throughout the postgraduate program and extend the body of knowledge by means of focused research on approved research topic.

Unit Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Appreciate and apply the importance of research and the general process of research from inception, design, to implementation, application and impact assessment.
2. Define and formulate a research problem, explain the aims and objectives of research as well as background and significance in relation to the defined research problem through a written research proposal.
3. Appraise state of the art by conducting extensive review of literature appropriate to the research topic undertaken
4. Decide and discuss the need for Ethics application (if appropriate) to enable the collection of data within the University ethics guidelines
5. Interpret research findings based on the relevant data collection, collation and analysis undertaken.
6. Test and validate research designs and outcomes for generalisations and practical applications or implications
7. Discuss and interpret research outcomes through a written report and oral presentation.