I have done research methodology RME101Q as part of a Btech which is also a 4th year for Real Estate. It was NQF level 7 when I did it.
It was/is given to prepare you for a masters dissertation, sometimes they will require you to take it before attempting your maters paper. Sort of like a post grad subject to familiarise you with research and what is required/how to go about it.
It is, as I recall, devided into quantative and qualitative research, methodological research methods, data processing, research falacy, etc.
You assignment is a lit. review on a topic of your choice. (at this stage if you are planning a masters you can do a lit. review of your dissertation topic.)
The exam is based on a case study which will be some research essay and the questions will be based on that. Like the following perhaps: what data sampling was used? Why is the conclusion from the data false? What error was made...? etc. etc.
As I recall, I found it interesting, if you like critical thinking this one is for you. The assignment is pretty heavy, just getting the wording of your topic correct is a mission and staying on topic and not wharra-wharra-ing off topic is also pretty important and difficult. It is a lit. review so alot of reading on your topic is required. Can't remember how many pages are required but it's a mission if you want a good assignment mark, they will nit pick and find mistakes (to prepare you for your dissertation of course
The exam was easy-ish, with a bit of cramming beforehand I got 65%+-
Hope this helps