2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Candidates are required to prepare a DBA thesis research proposal including a literature review, discussion of proposed research methodology and assessment of potential disciplinary contribution and impact.

Unit content

Instructs candidates on how to write a detailed research proposal including a literature review, discussion of appropriate research methodology and assessment of research contributions and impact.

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
1prepare a detailed research proposal.Intellectual rigourCreativityEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

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

  1. prepare a detailed research proposal.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

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


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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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