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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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1critically analyse a problem, resulting in the identification of a research question
2design and plan a research project to answer a research question
3work independently and progress a research project under supervision
4identify and comply with any cultural issue(s), regulatory frameworks and practise professional ethics as relevant to the research question and methodology
5communicate aspects of a research project verbally

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

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

Prescribed texts

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

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Self-directed project 300 hrs (Across the session)
Assessment
Presentation40%
Satisfactory Progress Report from supervisory teamSR
Research Proposal60%

Teaching method
Self-directed project 300 hrs (Across the session)
Assessment
Presentation40%
Satisfactory Progress Report from supervisory teamSR
Research Proposal60%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

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International

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