2014 Unit of Study

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Research Case Study I
UoS Code ITLS6900
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1 and Semester 2
Prerequisites ITLS5200 or TPTM6495
Prohibitions TPTM6300
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information This is a research unit which requires special permission from the Unit Coordinator please contact Dr Andrew Collins: andrew.collins@sydney.edu.au
Lectures This unit is research based and has no class requirements
Assessment Proposal (15%), final presentation (20%), final report (65%)
Description This unit involves a semester long research project, on a single transport, logistics or infrastructure topic. The topic may either be selected from a list proposed by the academic staff at ITLS, or negotiated with a staff member, based on the students personal or professional interests. The research can take a number of forms. An existing research finding or methodology may be refined or investigated in a different context. Academically strong and ambitious students may seek to obtain more original results. Another alternative is a critical investigation of a case study, or a critical comparison of a range of approaches to a problem, that are either implemented in industry or proposed in academia. Through this unit, students will develop skills in critical thinking, independence of thought and action, and management of a complex, uncertain project. The unit is ideally suited to the strong student who is seeking a competitive edge over others within their profession, or to students who may be interested in future, research based study.