This unit develops investigative skills required to conduct research in industry, at a postgraduate coursework level or within a higher degree by research. Students will be introduced to scientific research design, methodologies, and techniques. Students will gain advanced skills to conduct research in Science and Technology disciplines and to prepare them for carrying out independent research in thesis units. They will be trained in writing a research proposal and subsequently develop their research project. Instruction will be provided in conducting a critical literature review to contextualize proposed research. Students will learn to critically evaluate ethical issues related to their topic. Oral and written communication skills will be developed through research activities.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Learning materials will be provided on VU Collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):