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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Students will complete 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 execution and completion of a theoretically grounded research project, which may include:

  • Data collection and analysis
  • Compliance with ethical approval processes and other regulatory frameworks
  • Report and thesis writing
  • Verbal presentation of research 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
1execute and complete a piece of research and scholarship (including technical skills) under supervisionIntellectual rigour
2consolidate and apply critical thinking and judgement in developing new understandingCreativity
3communicate as an independent contributor to the research community in both verbal and written formatsCreativityCommunication and social skills
4undertake research while complying with any cultural issue(s), regulatory frameworks and practising professional ethics relevant to the research question and methodologyEthical practiceCultural competence
5demonstrate autonomy, well developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a learnerLifelong learning
6demonstrate advanced theoretical and technical knowledge of a field.Knowledge of a discipline

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

  1. execute and complete a piece of research and scholarship (including technical skills) under supervision
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  2. consolidate and apply critical thinking and judgement in developing new understanding
    • GA2: Creativity
  3. communicate as an independent contributor to the research community in both verbal and written formats
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. undertake research while complying with any cultural issue(s), regulatory frameworks and practising professional ethics relevant to the research question and methodology
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  5. demonstrate autonomy, well developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a learner
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  6. demonstrate advanced theoretical and technical knowledge of a field.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

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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