Research Project 1

Unit code: NEF4101 | Study level: Undergraduate
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
Footscray Park
NEF3202 - Research Methods (applicable for NHCM, NHEA, NHEC, NHEE, NHEM students ONLY)
Completion of at least 288 credit points.
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


The research project is the culminating experience of the student’s course and provides students with the opportunity to apply and integrate their knowledge and skills gained from earlier years. This unit focuses on undertaking a literature review and developing a research proposal for a substantial discipline related project. The project will then be executed in NEF4201 Research Project 2. Wherever possible, projects will be sourced from industry partners. Projects will be undertaken individually by each student although a number of projects can be closely related to address large challenges or problems.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Critically review and analyse a multi-faceted problem of significance to the discipline;
  2. Evaluate the feasibility of a range of solutions by using discipline-relevant research methods;
  3. Critically analyse existing literature and/or designs related to the project; and
  4. Develop an effective proposal within the constraints of the project brief.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Journal
Grade: 10%
Project Diary (5 entries minimum)
Assessment type: Presentation
Grade: 20%
Oral Presentation (10mins + Q&A)
Assessment type: Report
Grade: 70%
Project Proposal (7000 words or equivalent)

Required reading

None required.

As part of a course

This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):

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