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MAN700 Project

Unit synopsis

This unit aims to provide a framework for you to apply the mathematically-founded analytical methods and quantitative techniques learned in other units in the course to real world problems relevant to you. You will gain expertise in problem formulation, problem solving and communication, involving mathematical techniques. Permission to enrol in this unit must be obtained from the Course Coordinator.

Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Study area
Science and mathematics
Credit points
24

Dates and locations

Teaching period Locations
Summer, 2017
20 November 2017 - 16 February 2018
  • Gardens Point
Semester 1, 2018
19 February 2018 - 22 June 2018
  • Gardens Point
Semester 2, 2018
23 July 2018 - 16 November 2018
  • Gardens Point
Summer, 2018
19 November 2018 - 22 February 2019
  • Gardens Point

Fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
2017: $2,262
2018: $2,338
Domestic fee-paying student fee
2017: $4,848
2018: $5,064
International student fee
2017: $6,864
2018: $7,152

Guide to fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as a cross-institutional student who has a Commonwealth supported place at their home university.
Domestic fee-paying student fee
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens, who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are not eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as part of a QUT course during Summer Semester
  • as a cross-institutional student who does not have a Commonwealth supported place at their home university
  • as a single-unit study student.
International student fee
For international students who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course
  • as part of our study abroad or exchange programs
  • as a cross-institutional student.

Previous study requirements

Other requirements
Unit coordinator approval is required to enrol

Guide to previous study requirements

Prerequisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have completed these prerequisite units (or have credit, advanced standing or exemption for them), or be able to demonstrate that you have equivalent background knowledge.
Anti-requisites
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these anti-requisite units.
Co-requisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have already completed these co-requisite units, or you must enrol in them at the same time.
Equivalents
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these equivalent units.
Assumed knowledge
We assume that you have a minimum level of knowledge in certain areas before you start this unit.

Summer Semester details

Dates
20 November 2017 - 16 February 2018
Class days
This unit has no timetabled classes.
Fee type
Tuition Fee
Restrictions
This unit is only available to students in MA65, MA75 and MA85 on a tuition fee paying basis. Course Coordinator approval required.

This unit is NOT AVAILABLE to single-unit or cross-institutional students.
Notes
This is a summer tuition fee unit at the postgraduate level. Standard tuition fees apply. Eligible students may apply for FEE-HELP in eStudent.

Rationale

This unit will enable you to link your workplace needs or interests with your studies in mathematical science. This mathematics unit is available to students in postgraduate courses only. It fills the need for a project based on a problem derived from your workplace or your specific interests. It is not intended to be a research project of the type which is normally undertaken in postgraduate research-orientated courses. The emphasis is on applying the skills and knowledge acquired within the course to a specific application and further development of your associated capabilities. You will need to consult with your Course Coordinator and potential supervisor to decide on a suitable topic. You will also need to have completed or be concurrently studying units relevant to your project topic.

Aims

This unit aims to provide a framework for you to apply the mathematically-founded analytical methods and quantitative techniques learned in other units in the course to real world problems relevant to you. You will gain expertise in problem formulation, problem solving and communication, involving mathematical techniques.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit you will:

1. Have solved, or made significant progress towards solving, a problem relevant to your workplace or interest using an approach involving mathematical or statistical modelling.
2. Developed an appropriate plan for analysing and resolving the problem in a professional manner.
3. Improved your skills in using a planned approach to mathematical, analytic and creative problem solving.
4. Be aware of the situations where an evidence-based or data-based approach to problem solving is required, and the consequent implications in terms of uncertain inference.
5. Have further developed your written communication and oral presentation skills especially to non-mathematically trained people.
6. Have further developed your mathematical problem-solving skills.

Content

You will undertake a research project related to your area of mathematical interest.

You will need to consult with your Course Coordinator and potential supervisor to decide on a suitable research topic and advanced level coursework that will supplement your knowledge in your chosen area of interest.

Approaches to teaching and learning

There are no formal classes in this unit; however, you will normally meet regularly with your project supervisor(s) to promote learning through discussion on planning issues, feedback on draft reports, advice on work in progress and guidance on future developments.

Assessment items

Name #1: Interview
DescriptionYou will meet with your designated supervisor(s) on a regular basis to discuss plans, progress and future work. This process is formative.
Due dateWeekly
Internal or externalInternal
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
Name #2: Presentation
DescriptionThroughout the semester you may be asked to present a summary of the progress that you have made in your project in the form of a seminar to an audience which includes your supervisor(s). You will be provided with oral feedback on your progress. This process may be summative and/or formative.
Weighting10%
Due dateMid Semester
Internal or externalInternal
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes2, 5 and 6.
Name #3: Presentation
DescriptionYou may be asked to present a summary of the main outcomes of your project in the form of a seminar to an audience which includes your supervisor(s). You will be provided with oral feedback on your project to assist you in developing the final draft of your project report. This process is both summative and formative.
Weighting20%
Due dateEnd Semester
Internal or externalInternal
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes2, 5 and 6.
Name #4: Report
DescriptionA formal report should be submitted providing details of the work on the project. You will be given written and oral feedback on draft versions of your report, which should be handed to your supervisor on an ongoing basis, to assist you in developing the final report. Examination of the final project report shall be carried out by your principal supervisor and one independent examiner from within the Faculty of Science and Technology. The general criteria and performance standards that will be applied to the assessment of the project report, including a detailed marking scheme, will be provided to you by your principal supervisor by no later than the end of the second week of semester. This process is both summative and formative.
Weighting70%
Due dateEnd Semester
Internal or externalInternal
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Academic integrity

QUT is committed to maintaining high academic standards to protect the value of its qualifications. To assist you in assuring the academic integrity of your assessment you are encouraged to make use of the support materials and services available to help you consider and check your assessment items. Important information about the university's approach to academic integrity of assessment is on your unit Blackboard site.

A breach of academic integrity is regarded as Student Misconduct and can lead to the imposition of penalties.

Resource materials

Texts:
There is no prescribed text set down for the unit.

References:
1. Anderson PV (1995) Technical Writing, 3rd edition, Hartcourt
2. Riordan DG & Pauley SE (2002) Technical Report Writing Today, 8th edition, Houghton Mifflin
3. Silyn-Roberts H (2000) Writing for Science and Engineering: Papers, Presentations and Reports, Butterworth-Heinemann

Risk assessment statement

While you are working on this project you should be mindful of the Health and Safety requirements of the university, your workplace and other relevant locations as appropriate. Further information on health and safety at QUT can be found at site http://www.hrd.qut.edu.au/healthsafety/healthsafe/index.jsp

Rationale

This unit will enable you to link your workplace needs or interests with your studies in mathematical science. This mathematics unit is available to students in postgraduate courses only. It fills the need for a project based on a problem derived from your workplace or your specific interests. It is not intended to be a research project of the type which is normally undertaken in postgraduate research-orientated courses. The emphasis is on applying the skills and knowledge acquired within the course to a specific application and further development of your associated capabilities. You will need to consult with your Course Coordinator and potential supervisor to decide on a suitable topic. You will also need to have completed or be concurrently studying units relevant to your project topic.

Aims

This unit aims to provide a framework for you to apply the mathematically-founded analytical methods and quantitative techniques learned in other units in the course to real world problems relevant to you. You will gain expertise in problem formulation, problem solving and communication, involving mathematical techniques.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit you will:

1. Have solved, or made significant progress towards solving, a problem relevant to your workplace or interest using an approach involving mathematical or statistical modelling.
2. Developed an appropriate plan for analysing and resolving the problem in a professional manner.
3. Improved your skills in using a planned approach to mathematical, analytic and creative problem solving.
4. Be aware of the situations where an evidence-based or data-based approach to problem solving is required, and the consequent implications in terms of uncertain inference.
5. Have further developed your written communication and oral presentation skills especially to non-mathematically trained people.
6. Have further developed your mathematical problem-solving skills.

Content

You will undertake a research project related to your area of mathematical interest.

You will need to consult with your Course Coordinator and potential supervisor to decide on a suitable research topic and advanced level coursework that will supplement your knowledge in your chosen area of interest.

Approaches to teaching and learning

There are no formal classes in this unit; however, you will normally meet regularly with your project supervisor(s) to promote learning through discussion on planning issues, feedback on draft reports, advice on work in progress and guidance on future developments.

Assessment items

Name #1: Interview
DescriptionYou will meet with your designated supervisor(s) on a regular basis to discuss plans, progress and future work. This process is formative.
Due dateWeekly
Internal or externalInternal
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
Name #2: Presentation
DescriptionThroughout the semester you may be asked to present a summary of the progress that you have made in your project in the form of a seminar to an audience which includes your supervisor(s). You will be provided with oral feedback on your progress. This process may be summative and/or formative.
Weighting10%
Due dateMid Semester
Internal or externalInternal
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes2, 5 and 6.
Name #3: Presentation
DescriptionYou may be asked to present a summary of the main outcomes of your project in the form of a seminar to an audience which includes your supervisor(s). You will be provided with oral feedback on your project to assist you in developing the final draft of your project report. This process is both summative and formative.
Weighting20%
Due dateEnd Semester
Internal or externalInternal
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes2, 5 and 6.
Name #4: Report
DescriptionA formal report should be submitted providing details of the work on the project. You will be given written and oral feedback on draft versions of your report, which should be handed to your supervisor on an ongoing basis, to assist you in developing the final report. Examination of the final project report shall be carried out by your principal supervisor and one independent examiner from within the Faculty of Science and Technology. The general criteria and performance standards that will be applied to the assessment of the project report, including a detailed marking scheme, will be provided to you by your principal supervisor by no later than the end of the second week of semester. This process is both summative and formative.
Weighting70%
Due dateEnd Semester
Internal or externalInternal
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Academic integrity

QUT is committed to maintaining high academic standards to protect the value of its qualifications. To assist you in assuring the academic integrity of your assessment you are encouraged to make use of the support materials and services available to help you consider and check your assessment items. Important information about the university's approach to academic integrity of assessment is on your unit Blackboard site.

A breach of academic integrity is regarded as Student Misconduct and can lead to the imposition of penalties.

Resource materials

Texts:
There is no prescribed text set down for the unit.

References:
1. Anderson PV (1995) Technical Writing, 3rd edition, Hartcourt
2. Riordan DG & Pauley SE (2002) Technical Report Writing Today, 8th edition, Houghton Mifflin
3. Silyn-Roberts H (2000) Writing for Science and Engineering: Papers, Presentations and Reports, Butterworth-Heinemann

Risk assessment statement

While you are working on this project you should be mindful of the Health and Safety requirements of the university, your workplace and other relevant locations as appropriate. Further information on health and safety at QUT can be found at site http://www.hrd.qut.edu.au/healthsafety/healthsafe/index.jsp

Rationale

This unit will enable you to link your workplace needs or interests with your studies in mathematical science. This mathematics unit is available to students in postgraduate courses only. It fills the need for a project based on a problem derived from your workplace or your specific interests. It is not intended to be a research project of the type which is normally undertaken in postgraduate research-orientated courses. The emphasis is on applying the skills and knowledge acquired within the course to a specific application and further development of your associated capabilities. You will need to consult with your Course Coordinator and potential supervisor to decide on a suitable topic. You will also need to have completed or be concurrently studying units relevant to your project topic.

Aims

This unit aims to provide a framework for you to apply the mathematically-founded analytical methods and quantitative techniques learned in other units in the course to real world problems relevant to you. You will gain expertise in problem formulation, problem solving and communication, involving mathematical techniques.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit you will:

1. Have solved, or made significant progress towards solving, a problem relevant to your workplace or interest using an approach involving mathematical or statistical modelling.
2. Developed an appropriate plan for analysing and resolving the problem in a professional manner.
3. Improved your skills in using a planned approach to mathematical, analytic and creative problem solving.
4. Be aware of the situations where an evidence-based or data-based approach to problem solving is required, and the consequent implications in terms of uncertain inference.
5. Have further developed your written communication and oral presentation skills especially to non-mathematically trained people.
6. Have further developed your mathematical problem-solving skills.

Content

You will undertake a research project related to your area of mathematical interest.

You will need to consult with your Course Coordinator and potential supervisor to decide on a suitable research topic and advanced level coursework that will supplement your knowledge in your chosen area of interest.

Approaches to teaching and learning

There are no formal classes in this unit; however, you will normally meet regularly with your project supervisor(s) to promote learning through discussion on planning issues, feedback on draft reports, advice on work in progress and guidance on future developments.

Assessment items

Name #1: Interview
DescriptionYou will meet with your designated supervisor(s) on a regular basis to discuss plans, progress and future work. This process is formative.
Due dateWeekly
Internal or externalInternal
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
Name #2: Presentation
DescriptionThroughout the semester you may be asked to present a summary of the progress that you have made in your project in the form of a seminar to an audience which includes your supervisor(s). You will be provided with oral feedback on your progress. This process may be summative and/or formative.
Weighting10%
Due dateMid Semester
Internal or externalInternal
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes2, 5 and 6.
Name #3: Presentation
DescriptionYou may be asked to present a summary of the main outcomes of your project in the form of a seminar to an audience which includes your supervisor(s). You will be provided with oral feedback on your project to assist you in developing the final draft of your project report. This process is both summative and formative.
Weighting20%
Due dateEnd Semester
Internal or externalInternal
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes2, 5 and 6.
Name #4: Report
DescriptionA formal report should be submitted providing details of the work on the project. You will be given written and oral feedback on draft versions of your report, which should be handed to your supervisor on an ongoing basis, to assist you in developing the final report. Examination of the final project report shall be carried out by your principal supervisor and one independent examiner from within the Faculty of Science and Technology. The general criteria and performance standards that will be applied to the assessment of the project report, including a detailed marking scheme, will be provided to you by your principal supervisor by no later than the end of the second week of semester. This process is both summative and formative.
Weighting70%
Due dateEnd Semester
Internal or externalInternal
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Academic integrity

QUT is committed to maintaining high academic standards to protect the value of its qualifications. To assist you in assuring the academic integrity of your assessment you are encouraged to make use of the support materials and services available to help you consider and check your assessment items. Important information about the university's approach to academic integrity of assessment is on your unit Blackboard site.

A breach of academic integrity is regarded as Student Misconduct and can lead to the imposition of penalties.

Resource materials

Texts:
There is no prescribed text set down for the unit.

References:
1. Anderson PV (1995) Technical Writing, 3rd edition, Hartcourt
2. Riordan DG & Pauley SE (2002) Technical Report Writing Today, 8th edition, Houghton Mifflin
3. Silyn-Roberts H (2000) Writing for Science and Engineering: Papers, Presentations and Reports, Butterworth-Heinemann

Risk assessment statement

While you are working on this project you should be mindful of the Health and Safety requirements of the university, your workplace and other relevant locations as appropriate. Further information on health and safety at QUT can be found at site http://www.hrd.qut.edu.au/healthsafety/healthsafe/index.jsp

Rationale

This unit will enable you to link your workplace needs or interests with your studies in mathematical science. This mathematics unit is available to students in postgraduate courses only. It fills the need for a project based on a problem derived from your workplace or your specific interests. It is not intended to be a research project of the type which is normally undertaken in postgraduate research-orientated courses. The emphasis is on applying the skills and knowledge acquired within the course to a specific application and further development of your associated capabilities. You will need to consult with your Course Coordinator and potential supervisor to decide on a suitable topic. You will also need to have completed or be concurrently studying units relevant to your project topic.

Aims

This unit aims to provide a framework for you to apply the mathematically-founded analytical methods and quantitative techniques learned in other units in the course to real world problems relevant to you. You will gain expertise in problem formulation, problem solving and communication, involving mathematical techniques.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit you will:

1. Have solved, or made significant progress towards solving, a problem relevant to your workplace or interest using an approach involving mathematical or statistical modelling.
2. Developed an appropriate plan for analysing and resolving the problem in a professional manner.
3. Improved your skills in using a planned approach to mathematical, analytic and creative problem solving.
4. Be aware of the situations where an evidence-based or data-based approach to problem solving is required, and the consequent implications in terms of uncertain inference.
5. Have further developed your written communication and oral presentation skills especially to non-mathematically trained people.
6. Have further developed your mathematical problem-solving skills.

Content

You will undertake a research project related to your area of mathematical interest.

You will need to consult with your Course Coordinator and potential supervisor to decide on a suitable research topic and advanced level coursework that will supplement your knowledge in your chosen area of interest.

Approaches to teaching and learning

There are no formal classes in this unit; however, you will normally meet regularly with your project supervisor(s) to promote learning through discussion on planning issues, feedback on draft reports, advice on work in progress and guidance on future developments.

Assessment items

Name #1: Interview
DescriptionYou will meet with your designated supervisor(s) on a regular basis to discuss plans, progress and future work. This process is formative.
Due dateWeekly
Internal or externalInternal
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
Name #2: Presentation
DescriptionThroughout the semester you may be asked to present a summary of the progress that you have made in your project in the form of a seminar to an audience which includes your supervisor(s). You will be provided with oral feedback on your progress. This process may be summative and/or formative.
Weighting10%
Due dateMid Semester
Internal or externalInternal
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes2, 5 and 6.
Name #3: Presentation
DescriptionYou may be asked to present a summary of the main outcomes of your project in the form of a seminar to an audience which includes your supervisor(s). You will be provided with oral feedback on your project to assist you in developing the final draft of your project report. This process is both summative and formative.
Weighting20%
Due dateEnd Semester
Internal or externalInternal
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes2, 5 and 6.
Name #4: Report
DescriptionA formal report should be submitted providing details of the work on the project. You will be given written and oral feedback on draft versions of your report, which should be handed to your supervisor on an ongoing basis, to assist you in developing the final report. Examination of the final project report shall be carried out by your principal supervisor and one independent examiner from within the Faculty of Science and Technology. The general criteria and performance standards that will be applied to the assessment of the project report, including a detailed marking scheme, will be provided to you by your principal supervisor by no later than the end of the second week of semester. This process is both summative and formative.
Weighting70%
Due dateEnd Semester
Internal or externalInternal
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Academic integrity

QUT is committed to maintaining high academic standards to protect the value of its qualifications. To assist you in assuring the academic integrity of your assessment you are encouraged to make use of the support materials and services available to help you consider and check your assessment items. Important information about the university's approach to academic integrity of assessment is on your unit Blackboard site.

A breach of academic integrity is regarded as Student Misconduct and can lead to the imposition of penalties.

Resource materials

Texts:
There is no prescribed text set down for the unit.

References:
1. Anderson PV (1995) Technical Writing, 3rd edition, Hartcourt
2. Riordan DG & Pauley SE (2002) Technical Report Writing Today, 8th edition, Houghton Mifflin
3. Silyn-Roberts H (2000) Writing for Science and Engineering: Papers, Presentations and Reports, Butterworth-Heinemann

Risk assessment statement

While you are working on this project you should be mindful of the Health and Safety requirements of the university, your workplace and other relevant locations as appropriate. Further information on health and safety at QUT can be found at site http://www.hrd.qut.edu.au/healthsafety/healthsafe/index.jsp