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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Introduces and develops student capacity to develop and conduct research projects, understand the research framework, and research publication and presentation. This unit is designed as part of a series of thesis units for the Science Honours Program (Science Honours Thesis I, II and III).

Unit content

Content will depend on the individual honours project.

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
1apply research techniques and methodologies in scientific researchIntellectual rigourCreativityEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
2use scientific techniques in research, planning, and/or managementIntellectual rigourCreativityEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
3think critically about scientific techniques and methods used in researchIntellectual rigourCreativityEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learningCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
4interpret research dataIntellectual rigourCreativityEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learningCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
5present research findings in scientific and public formsIntellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
6be aware of current scientific issues and methodsIntellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
7integrate scientific and management concepts and theoriesCreativityEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learningCultural competence

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

  1. apply research techniques and methodologies in scientific research
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. use scientific techniques in research, planning, and/or management
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. think critically about scientific techniques and methods used in research
    • 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. interpret research data
    • 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. present research findings in scientific and public forms
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  6. be aware of current scientific issues and methods
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  7. integrate scientific and management concepts and theories
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • 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
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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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