School Of Built Environment

Research Project AWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 301055.4


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 7

Credit Points: 20

Co ordinator
Krisanthi Seneviratne

Assumed Knowledge
Knowledge in one of the following fields: • Building surveying • Bushfire protection • Computing, ICT, Networking • Construction • Engineering • Fire safety engineering • Mathematics • Project management.

Incompatible Units
300597 Master Project 1, 300598 Master Project 2


Students enrolled in 3716 Master of Mathematics student must have successfully completed 301057 Calculus of Variations and Advanced Calculus, 301058 Non-linear Ordinary Differential Equations, 301059 Applied Complex Variables and 301060 Approximation Theory.

Students enrolled in 3752 Master of Project Management must have successfully completed 301187 Managing Project Teams and Stakeholders, 301194 Financial Management of Projects, 301195 Time and Quality Management, 51240 Project Management AND 301192 Risk Management and Decision Making, and 301193 Strategic Project Management.

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 3703 Master of Building Surveying, 3705 Master of Fire Safety Engineering, 3708 Master of Bushfire Protection, 3716 Master of Mathematics, 3722 Master of Advanced Networking or 3752 of Project Management. For all above listed courses students are required to complete 80 credit points before enrolling into this unit.

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 Spring  Yes  Online - ONLINE  Krisanthi Seneviratne  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2021 Autumn  Yes  Online - ONLINE  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  
2021 Spring  Yes  Online - ONLINE  Krisanthi Seneviratne  Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This unit is a problem based research unit. Students are expected to conduct individual studies under supervision by academic staff. Students will acquire the basic skills that are essential for completing a research project. They will learn how to identify research topics in the fields relevant to their courses. They will be required to define research objectives and scope, conduct literature survey, establish research methodology, prepare a research plan and present these contents in a final report and through an oral presentation. This unit is a pre-requisite of unit 301056 Research Project B in which the research plan will be carried out.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Access to the internet and appropriate hardware and software for online study.

3703.3Master of Building SurveyingCURRENT
3705.3Master of Fire Safety EngineeringCURRENT
3708.3Master of Bushfire ProtectionCURRENT
3752.1Master of Project ManagementCONTINUING
3752.2Master of Project ManagementCONTINUING
3752.3Master of Project ManagementCONTINUING
3752.4Master of Project ManagementCURRENT


A3043.1Master of Project Management - Pathway A - ResearchCURRENT

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