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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

Unit description

Provides an introduction to academic research in a specific discipline area through supervised project work. Honours students select their project topic in consultation with particular staff with expertise in an area appropriate to the proposed research. To satisfy the requirements of the Honours course, students must successfully complete a research thesis.

Unit content

Not applicable. Supervisor to advise.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1identify and scope a research-worthy, discipline-specific problem, taking into account the important theory, practical application, ethical considerations, and the time and resource constraints applicable to the studyIntellectual rigourCreativityEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learningCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
2demonstrate an appreciation of the current issues and developed thinking pertaining to the discipline area investigated by producing a literature review which appropriately identifies relevant sources of informationIntellectual rigourCreativityEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learningCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
3present research proposals and findings at academic forums, and incorporate feedback received into the studyIntellectual rigourCreativityEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learningCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
4establish the quality and appropriateness of analysis and linkage of findings to the research problem, along with practical and theoretical implicationsIntellectual rigourCreativityEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learningCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
5demonstrate a contribution to the body of knowledge by producing a thesis appropriate to a discipline area.Intellectual rigourCreativityEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learningCommunication and social skillsCultural competence

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify and scope a research-worthy, discipline-specific problem, taking into account the important theory, practical application, ethical considerations, and the time and resource constraints applicable to the study
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. demonstrate an appreciation of the current issues and developed thinking pertaining to the discipline area investigated by producing a literature review which appropriately identifies relevant sources of information
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. present research proposals and findings at academic forums, and incorporate feedback received into the study
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  4. establish the quality and appropriateness of analysis and linkage of findings to the research problem, along with practical and theoretical implications
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  5. demonstrate a contribution to the body of knowledge by producing a thesis appropriate to a discipline area.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
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International

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