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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 third and final 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.

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
1demonstrate a broad understanding of a body of knowledge and theoretical concepts in a specific discipline with advanced understanding in at least one aspectIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2demonstrate skills in critically reviewing, analysing, and synthesising knowledge in a manner appropriate for a specific disciplineIntellectual rigourLifelong learning
3practice ethical and inclusive enquiry and communicationEthical practiceCultural competence
4demonstrate written, verbal, and other applicable communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledgeCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
5create research project output(s) that demonstrate research and research design skills, critical thinking, initiative and judgment in developing new understandingCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
6demonstrate autonomy in one’s learning and responsibility in one’s practice as a researcherEthical practiceLifelong learning
7disseminate findings in diverse contexts.Intellectual rigourCommunication and social skills

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
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. demonstrate skills in critically reviewing, analysing, and synthesising knowledge in a manner appropriate for a specific discipline
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. practice ethical and inclusive enquiry and communication
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  4. demonstrate written, verbal, and other applicable communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  5. create research project output(s) that demonstrate research and research design skills, critical thinking, initiative and judgment in developing new understanding
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  6. demonstrate autonomy in one’s learning and responsibility in one’s practice as a researcher
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  7. disseminate findings in diverse contexts.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

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

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