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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Refines students' research capability, including the planning and design of a research project. Extends students' experience in the preparation, presentation and editing of a thesis for examination. This is the second of two units where students plan and manage a structured research project, culimating in the completion of a thesis.  

Unit content

1. Research project planning: reviewing and refining the workplan.

2. Methodological issues.

3. Data collection and data analysis.

4. Integrating literature and findings.

5. Drafting for thesis and publication.

6. Preparation, presentation and editing of thesis text for examination.

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
1demonstrate high order knowledge in a discipline related to the research topicIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
2demonstrate autonomy in one's learning and responsibility in one's practice as a researcherIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
3apply theoretical knowledge to the interpretation of substantial research findingsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
4develop and sustain a substantial argument over the length of the thesisIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
5demonstrate written, verbal, and other applicable communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge Intellectual rigour

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

  1. demonstrate high order knowledge in a discipline related to the research topic
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. demonstrate autonomy in one's learning and responsibility in one's practice as a researcher
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. apply theoretical knowledge to the interpretation of substantial research findings
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. develop and sustain a substantial argument over the length of the thesis
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. demonstrate written, verbal, and other applicable communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour

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 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
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International

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