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Not currently available in 2020

Unit description

Taken towards the end of a study programme, and optionally over 2 study periods, Industry Research Project enables students to complete a substantial independently directed research project and present a well documented business report / research paper in a form suitable for presentation to a business board or industry panel demonstrating deep insights into an issue or problem previously identified about a business or industry. Students are strongly encourage to use this unit as an opportunity to undertake real world business related study and investigation with application and relevance to their own workplace or intended work area. Under the supervision of a staff member, students will identify and justify a business / industry related problem or area / issue worthy of investigation then gather and analyse information culminating in a final report on the business / industry problem or issue about which they have undertaken this research project.

Unit content

Identifying and qualifying problems worthy of further investigation
Writing a project proposal
Approaches to solving business problems
Overview of research methods
Reviewing literature and prior research
Data gathering and analysis for Industry Research Project
Preparing a final report

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
1Develop and create effective solutions to complex problems from a discipline areaIntellectual rigourCreativityLifelong learning
2Critically evaluate, analyse and synthesise a complex issue or theory from a discipline area to arrive at a conclusion/decision with justificationIntellectual rigourCreativityLifelong learning
3Critically evaluate challenging interpersonal, organisational and governance issues in terms of their ethical implicationsEthical practice
4Apply discipline based knowledge and skills in situations that require autonomy and a high level of responsible behaviourEthical practice
5Demonstrate and apply advanced discipline knowledge and skills in a specialised management area within a global perspectiveKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
6Apply and integrate research principles and methods to complex management situationsKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
7Prepare and deliver advanced discipline advice, knowledge and ideas orally in a business or public context on complex issuesCommunication and social skills

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

  1. Develop and create effective solutions to complex problems from a discipline area
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. Critically evaluate, analyse and synthesise a complex issue or theory from a discipline area to arrive at a conclusion/decision with justification
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. Critically evaluate challenging interpersonal, organisational and governance issues in terms of their ethical implications
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  4. Apply discipline based knowledge and skills in situations that require autonomy and a high level of responsible behaviour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  5. Demonstrate and apply advanced discipline knowledge and skills in a specialised management area within a global perspective
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  6. Apply and integrate research principles and methods to complex management situations
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  7. Prepare and deliver advanced discipline advice, knowledge and ideas orally in a business or public context on complex issues
    • 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
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
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International

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