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Unit description

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 first stage of the Honours project.

Unit content

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

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1demonstrate a broad understanding of a body of knowledge and theoretical concepts in a specific discipline with advanced understanding in at least one aspect
2demonstrate skills in critically reviewing, analysing, and synthesising knowledge in a manner appropriate for a specific discipline
3practice ethical and inclusive enquiry and communication
4demonstrate written, verbal, and other applicable communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge
5create research project output(s) that demonstrate research and research design skills, critical thinking, initiative and judgment in developing new understanding
6demonstrate autonomy in one’s learning and responsibility in one’s practice as a researcher
7disseminate findings in diverse contexts

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

  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
  2. demonstrate skills in critically reviewing, analysing, and synthesising knowledge in a manner appropriate for a specific discipline
  3. practice ethical and inclusive enquiry and communication
  4. demonstrate written, verbal, and other applicable communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge
  5. create research project output(s) that demonstrate research and research design skills, critical thinking, initiative and judgment in developing new understanding
  6. demonstrate autonomy in one’s learning and responsibility in one’s practice as a researcher
  7. disseminate findings in diverse contexts

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Supervision 30 minutes per week (12 weeks)
Assessment
as negotiated with SupervisorSR

Teaching method
Supervision 30 minutes per week (12 weeks)
Assessment
as negotiated with SupervisorSR

Teaching method
Supervision 30 minutes per week (12 weeks)
Assessment
as negotiated with SupervisorSR

Teaching method
Supervision 30 minutes per week (12 weeks)
Assessment
as negotiated with SupervisorSR
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. 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 teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.

Fee paying courses
For postgraduate or undergraduate full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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