ENGGEN 736 : Research Implementation and Dissemination


2022 Semester Two (1225) (15 POINTS)

Course Prescription

Critical reflections on undertaking a research project focussing on elements of project implementation and dissemination of research findings and outcomes. Leverage the benefits of the research project by focussing on the communicating the findings of the project to appropriate audiences and maximising the impact of the project for key stakeholders. Critically evaluate own performance in undertaking a project and adoption of a philosophy of continuous improvement during implementation stage of a project. Identification of lessons learned in order to inform future research.

Course Overview

This course focuses on preparing for effective research project development, dissemination and implementation, and leveraging the learnings from the research project. The course is designed to support students’ research projects. It provides an open and creative environment where students have the opportunity to learn from each other and access advice and feedback from teaching staff. There are no formal lectures, but rather aspects of research development, implementation and dissemination are addressed in hands-on workshops. Students are expected to attend the workshops, which will be facilitated by the course co-ordinator with potential involvement from other key staff.

Course Requirements

Prerequisite: ENGGEN 730 Corequisite: ENGGEN 792 or 794

Capabilities Developed in this Course

Capability 1: Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice
Capability 2: Critical Thinking
Capability 3: Solution Seeking
Capability 4: Communication and Engagement
Capability 5: Independence and Integrity
Capability 6: Social and Environmental Responsibilities

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Articulate and apply knowledge generated and gained from undertaking a research project (Capability 1, 2, 4 and 5)
  2. Develop effective presentation capabilities (Capability 1, 4 and 6)
  3. Understand and apply benefits management and benefits realisation methodologies and techniques (Capability 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6)
  4. Communicate research creatively and concisely through the use of visual aids (Capability 1, 2, 3 and 4)


Assessment Type Percentage Classification
Benefits management plan 45% Individual Coursework
Research project website/creative output 25% Individual Coursework
Research presentations 30% Individual Coursework
Assessment Type Learning Outcome Addressed
1 2 3 4
Benefits management plan
Research project website/creative output
Research presentations

Workload Expectations

This course is a standard 15 point course and students are expected to spend 10 hours per week as follows:

  • 4 hours of watching/listening/reading/writing and thinking about the online content (acquisition and practice),
  • 1 hour live online tutorial - fortnightly (inquiry, discussion and collaboration),
  • 4 hours of working on assignments (inquiry and production), and
  • 1 hour participating in online discussion forums (discussion and collaboration).

Delivery Mode


Attendance is required at scheduled online activities including tutorials to complete components of the course.
The course will include live online events including group discussions/tutorials and these will be recorded.
Attendance on campus is not required for any of the assessments.
Where possible, study material will be available at course commencement.
This course runs to the University semester timetable and all the associated completion dates and deadlines will apply.

Learning Resources

Course materials are made available in a learning and collaboration tool called Canvas which also includes reading lists and lecture recordings (where available).

Please remember that the recording of any class on a personal device requires the permission of the instructor.

Health & Safety

Students are expected to adhere to the guidelines outlined in the Health and Safety section of the Engineering Postgraduate policies and guidelines.

Student Feedback

At the end of every semester students will be invited to give feedback on the course and teaching through a tool called SET or Qualtrics. The lecturers and course co-ordinators will consider all feedback and respond with summaries and actions.

Your feedback helps teachers to improve the course and its delivery for future students.

Class Representatives in each class can take feedback to the department and faculty staff-student consultative committees.

Improvements to the course based on feedback from last year:
  • Tutorial material to be shared prior to each session to help students prepare ahead.
  • Content on Benefits Management is revised and an industry expert is invited to discuss relevant case studies/projects that have benefitted from using Benefits Management.

Academic Integrity

The University of Auckland will not tolerate cheating, or assisting others to cheat, and views cheating in coursework as a serious academic offence. The work that a student submits for grading must be the student's own work, reflecting their learning. Where work from other sources is used, it must be properly acknowledged and referenced. This requirement also applies to sources on the internet. A student's assessed work may be reviewed against online source material using computerised detection mechanisms.

Class Representatives

Class representatives are students tasked with representing student issues to departments, faculties, and the wider university. If you have a complaint about this course, please contact your class rep who will know how to raise it in the right channels. See your departmental noticeboard for contact details for your class reps.

Inclusive Learning

All students are asked to discuss any impairment related requirements privately, face to face and/or in written form with the course coordinator, lecturer or tutor.

Student Disability Services also provides support for students with a wide range of impairments, both visible and invisible, to succeed and excel at the University. For more information and contact details, please visit the Student Disability Services’ website http://disability.auckland.ac.nz

Special Circumstances

If your ability to complete assessed coursework is affected by illness or other personal circumstances outside of your control, contact a member of teaching staff as soon as possible before the assessment is due.

If your personal circumstances significantly affect your performance, or preparation, for an exam or eligible written test, refer to the University’s aegrotat or compassionate consideration page https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/students/academic-information/exams-and-final-results/during-exams/aegrotat-and-compassionate-consideration.html.

This should be done as soon as possible and no later than seven days after the affected test or exam date.

Learning Continuity

In the event of an unexpected disruption, we undertake to maintain the continuity and standard of teaching and learning in all your courses throughout the year. If there are unexpected disruptions the University has contingency plans to ensure that access to your course continues and course assessment continues to meet the principles of the University’s assessment policy. Some adjustments may need to be made in emergencies. You will be kept fully informed by your course co-ordinator/director, and if disruption occurs you should refer to the university website for information about how to proceed.

Student Charter and Responsibilities

The Student Charter assumes and acknowledges that students are active participants in the learning process and that they have responsibilities to the institution and the international community of scholars. The University expects that students will act at all times in a way that demonstrates respect for the rights of other students and staff so that the learning environment is both safe and productive. For further information visit Student Charter https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/students/forms-policies-and-guidelines/student-policies-and-guidelines/student-charter.html.


Elements of this outline may be subject to change. The latest information about the course will be available for enrolled students in Canvas.

In this course students may be asked to submit coursework assessments digitally. The University reserves the right to conduct scheduled tests and examinations for this course online or through the use of computers or other electronic devices. Where tests or examinations are conducted online remote invigilation arrangements may be used. In exceptional circumstances changes to elements of this course may be necessary at short notice. Students enrolled in this course will be informed of any such changes and the reasons for them, as soon as possible, through Canvas.

Published on 29/06/2022 10:06 a.m.