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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


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


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
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