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Unit description

Represents the second stage of the research project commenced in the unit Planning Thesis I. This stage involves conducting the investigation into the formulated project, and documenting the results and conclusions in a thesis. It introduces students to the nature of research and assesses their ability to undertake research and present the results in both written and oral formats.  

Unit content

Topic 1: Thesis Writing
Topic 2: Verbally Presenting a Research Thesis

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
1use information and methodologies developed in Planning Thesis I in the development of a project.Knowledge of a discipline
2conduct a research project in a manner that produces acceptable research outcomes, with appropriate project design, integration and management concepts.Knowledge of a discipline
3implement a developed research plan, modifying the plan as required with interim research results, and consistent with the time and resources available.Knowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
4assemble, critically analyse and evaluate research results.Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
5communicate research project outcomes in a written report as well as verbally to audiences at different levels and backgrounds.Knowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

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

  1. use information and methodologies developed in Planning Thesis I in the development of a project.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. conduct a research project in a manner that produces acceptable research outcomes, with appropriate project design, integration and management concepts.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. implement a developed research plan, modifying the plan as required with interim research results, and consistent with the time and resources available.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. assemble, critically analyse and evaluate research results.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. communicate research project outcomes in a written report as well as verbally to audiences at different levels and backgrounds.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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International

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