Provides students with an opportunity to engage in academic research in a specified discipline area through the completion, under guidance, of a thesis or creative output and exegesis. This unit comprises the third and final stage of the Honours project.
With guidance from an academic supervisor, students will typically cover the following topics during their thesis project units:
- Thesis planning
- Literature review
- Planning and conducting a research project
- Applying relevant methodologies and methods
- Writing a draft thesis OR developing creative output(s) and a draft exegesis
- Completing a thesis, or finalising creative output(s) and the exegesis, for submission
- Dissemination of research in a discipline specific manner
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate a broad understanding of a body of knowledge and theoretical concepts in a specific discipline with advanced understanding in at least one aspect||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||demonstrate skills in critically reviewing, analysing, and synthesising knowledge in a manner appropriate for a specific discipline||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning|
|3||practice ethical and inclusive enquiry and communication||Ethical practice||Cultural competence|
|4||demonstrate written, verbal, and other applicable communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|5||create research project output(s) that demonstrate research and research design skills, critical thinking, initiative and judgment in developing new understanding||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||demonstrate autonomy in one’s learning and responsibility in one’s practice as a researcher||Ethical practice||Lifelong learning|
|7||disseminate findings in diverse contexts.||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills|
- No prescribed texts.
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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