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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Students will progress their independent research project and thesis on an established timeline as appropriate to their project. Students will be supervised by academic staff member(s) with expertise relevant to the topic.

Unit content

Independent scholarship guided by academic supervisor(s) in the planning and execution of a theoretically grounded research project, which may include:

  • Developing a research question
  • Designing a research project
  • Compliance with ethical approval processes and other regulatory frameworks
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Report and thesis writing

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
1critically analyse a problem, resulting in the identification of a research question Intellectual rigour
2design and plan a research project to answer a research question Intellectual rigour
3work independently and progress a research project under supervisionLifelong learning
4identify and comply with any cultural issue(s), regulatory frameworks and practise professional ethics as relevant to the research question and methodology Cultural competence
5communicate aspects of a research project verbally Communication and social skills

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

  1. critically analyse a problem, resulting in the identification of a research question
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  2. design and plan a research project to answer a research question
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  3. work independently and progress a research project under supervision
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. identify and comply with any cultural issue(s), regulatory frameworks and practise professional ethics as relevant to the research question and methodology
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  5. communicate aspects of a research project verbally
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

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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