Research Methodology and Communication Skills (MDES600) Course Details

Course Name: Research Methodology and Communication Skills
Code: MDES600
Pre-requisite Course(s):
Objective: The objective of this course is to improve the research and communication skills of students early in their graduate program to help them better plan, conduct and present their research and thesis work.
Content: The principles and practice of research design and data collection. Research methodology, experimental design, career options, professional ethics and academic integrity, and oral and written presentation techniques. The core of the course will be a structured, supervised "mini-research project" on a topic of the student's choice. Students will be required to perform a literature survey on their topic, construct a research proposal that includes an experimental design, and write a paper summary in the style of a formal scientific paper. Incremental deliverables will provide structure and feedback over the course of the semester. Each student will be required to find an outside reader for their literature survey and final paper. Additional assignments will include participating in class discussions, giving in-class presentations, preparing a research portfolio (including a CV), and creating a personal website.
Term: Autumn
Theory: 3
Application: 0
Laboratory: 0
Credit: 3
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