ENGGEN 736 : Research Implementation and Dissemination


2024 Semester Two (1245) (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 has primarily two components: (1) Research implementation and (2) Research dissemination. While the research implementation part introduces you to the concepts, processes, and tools of Benefits Management, in the latter, you will learn about presenting your research effectively and concisely and explore innovative mediums for communicating your research. You will use your research project (a corequisite for this course) as a working case study to implement and demonstrate your learning on the course. The course 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; instead, the aspects of benefits management and research dissemination are addressed through hands-on workshops and industry talks. 

Course Requirements

Corequisite: ENGGEN 792 or 794 (ENGGEN 736 must be taken in the same semester as ENGGEN 792 or 792B or 794 or 794B)

Capabilities Developed in this Course

Capability 1: People and Place
Capability 2: Sustainability
Capability 4: Critical Thinking
Capability 5: Solution Seeking
Capability 6: Communication

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a strong understanding and self-assuredness in benefits realisation management. (Capability 1.1, 2.1, 4.1 and 5.1)
  2. Apply principles of benefits realization management to enhance the outcomes of both research projects and projects in diverse contexts. (Capability 1.1, 2.1, 4.1, 5.1 and 6.1)
  3. Cultivate a 'Benefits Management mindset,' enabling them to approach projects and change initiatives with fresh and insightful perspectives. (Capability 2.1, 4.1, 4.2 and 5.1)
  4. Communicate and present complex ideas such as research findings tailored to specific audiences, effectively and succinctly. (Capability 4.1, 5.1 and 6.1)
  5. Creatively disseminate their research using innovative means to engage with relevant stakeholders. (Capability 4.1, 5.1 and 6.1)


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 5
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:

  • 3 hours of watching/listening/reading/writing and thinking about the online content (acquisition and practice),
  • 2 hour live tutorial - fortnightly / 1 hour live tutorial - weekly (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

Campus Experience or Online

This course is offered in two delivery modes:

Campus Experience

Attendance is required at scheduled activities, including group discussions/lectures/workshops, to complete components of the course.
All the lectures/workshop sessions will be available as recordings. However, due to the nature of the group discussions/workshops, it is most effective when there is active participation. Other learning activities and materials used during the workshops will be made available online.
The course will not include any live online events.
The activities for the course are scheduled as a fortnightly timetable.

If students prefer learning remotely, the course offers an Online section as well.


Attendance is expected at scheduled online activities, including workshops to complete components of the course.
The course will include live online events, including group discussions/workshops/lectures, and these will be recorded where possible (expectations include times like breakout room sessions).
Where possible, study material will be available at course commencement throughout the course.
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:
  • Students suggested incorporating more case studies, practical examples, and improving the clarity and relevance of course content.
  • Included additional workshop/tutorial sessions and virtual office hours to enhance the course experience and address some of the challenges they faced.
  • The complexity of assignment rubrics was identified as a challenge. Assignment rubrics were simplified to provide clearer guidance.

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 for potential plagiarism or other forms of academic misconduct, 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 01/11/2023 01:30 p.m.