Construction Research Project

The construction research project course will enable students to conduct and report on an aspect of construction that demands independent thought and action. It entails an investigation of construction related topics aimed at developing problem identification and solving skills, an appropriate literature review, theories application, laboratory and field work investigation, preparation and submission of a written report, poster or oral presentation on the research topic.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.



The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).



Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.



Building and Construction

Course planning information

Course notes

All students must hold a current Site Safe certificate and wear a Hi Viz vest, steel cap boots and hard hat for all site visits. Students must comply with all ethics or Health and Safety requirements.

Attendance at the block course is compulsory for this course. All assessments must be completed, and students must achieve at least 40% in each of the presentation assessments and research report.

Corequisite courses

Complete at the same time
2 x 2183xx courses

You need to complete the corequisite course or courses listed above at the same time as doing this one.


Choose just one

The courses listed above have similar content to this one meaning you can only enrol in this course or one of the listed courses. Only one of the courses can be credited towards your qualification.

General progression requirements

You must complete at least 45 credits from 200-level before enrolling in 300-level courses.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Critically analyse existing information and independently investigate a researchable topic.
  • 2 Apply basic research techniques and data analytical tools and use library resources and databases.
  • 3 Apply sound construction and engineering judgment in the context of the investigation of a specific research topic.
  • 4 Exhibit appropriate skills in written, oral, or graphical presentation of research materials to a professional audience.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.


Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Oral/Performance/Presentation 1 2 3 4 10%
Participation 1 2 3 4 10%
Participation 1 2 3 20%
Oral/Performance/Presentation 1 2 3 4 10%
Written Assignment 1 2 3 4 40%
Oral/Performance/Presentation 1 2 3 4 10%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.

Textbooks needed

Textbooks can change. We recommend you wait until at least seven weeks before the semester starts to buy your textbooks.



FELLOWS, R.F. & LIU, A.M. (2015)

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