Seminar 1

Seminar 1 (1 credit)

Course description:

This course is a part of a series of courses designed to strengthen the research capability and develop research culture. The series consists of five courses, namely, STAT8006045 Statistical Analysis and Research Methodology, RSCH8088045 Pre-Thesis, ISYE8024045 Seminar 1, ISYE8025045 Seminar 2, and RSCH8011045 Thesis. The first course provides students with the theoretical aspects of scientific research and statistical analysis. In the second course, Pre-Thesis, the student should develop and present a research proposal. Seminar 1 and Seminar 2 are designed to guide students in developing the research proposal into a coherent research thesis. Seminar 1 and Seminar 2 should also provide an environment for students to discuss issues encountered during their research endeavor and facilitate them to produce scientific publications, fulfilling the requirement for acquiring a master’s degree.

Learning outcomes:

On successful completion of this Course, students will be able to:
• LO1: To formulate complex research problems by applying industrial engineering principles.
• LO2: To elaborate the proposed engineering problems and solutions framework
• LO3: To write the proposed engineering problems and solutions framework for a wide range of audiences


• The Course introduction
• Student presentation
• Research progress report
• Research discussion
• Final proposal and draft paper review