ENGR 4024 Construction Management Honours Thesis

Credit Points 20

Legacy Code 301160

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Description This is a 20 credit point year-long subject taken over two terms (10 credit points in each term). This subject provides honours level students with the opportunity to undertake research on a specialist topic within their program of undergraduate studies. Each student is assigned to a supervisor (an expert researcher) based on the chosen research topic. Students are expected to meet the supervisor regularly and work progressively to complete the research. This research will be an extended investigation of a chosen subject that is undertaken using appropriate research methods. In addition to the specialist knowledge on the chosen research topic, students will learn a range of skills including academic writing, project management, critical thinking and analytical skills.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Discipline Other Engineering And Related Technologies

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 4 subject

Incompatible Subjects BLDG 4005 - Major Project in Construction


Students must be enrolled in program 2607 Bachelor of Construction Management. Students must have successfully completed 220 credit points and must have a program GPA equal to or greater than 5.0.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an ability to undertake self-motivated research with minimal supervision.
  2. Evaluate previous research, its relevance to the topic given and where the given topic builds onto the previous research.
  3. Apply to a specific area of interest the knowledge learned in the first three years of study.
  4. Recognise potential valuable research outcomes to the particular field and to the realm of Construction Management.

Subject Content

Self-directed and self-motivated research into specific topics relevant to the discipline
- discipline-specific content assigned by The supervisor(s)
- lectures on general research methodologies
- library Workshops on Researching skills and referencing


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Report 5000 words excluding references and appendices 20 N Individual
Thesis Equivalent to 12,000-15,000 words excluding references and appendices 70 N Individual
Report Extended abstract - maximum 2 pages; 20 minutes presentation including Q&A time 10 N Individual

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