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Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour Session 1,  2 Session 1,  2
Gold Coast Session 1,  2 Session 1,  2
Lismore Session 1,  2 Session 1,  2
Online Session 1,  2 N/A

Unit Summary

Unit type

Research Honours Project

Credit points

24

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Provides students with an opportunity to engage in academic research in a specified discipline area through the completion, under guidance, of a thesis or creative output and exegesis. This unit comprises the second stage of the Honours project.

Unit content

With guidance from an academic supervisor, students will typically cover the following topics during their thesis project units:

  • Thesis planning
  • Literature review
  • Planning and conducting a research project
  • Applying relevant methodologies and methods
  • Writing a draft thesis OR developing creative output(s) and a draft exegesis
  • Completing a thesis, or finalising creative output(s) and the exegesis, for submission
  • Dissemination of research in a discipline specific manner

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: , GA2: , GA3: , GA4: , GA5: , GA6: , GA7:
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate a broad understanding of a body of knowledge and theoretical concepts in a specific discipline with advanced understanding in at least one aspect
2 demonstrate skills in critically reviewing, analysing, and synthesising knowledge in a manner appropriate for a specific discipline
3 practice ethical and inclusive enquiry and communication
4 demonstrate written, verbal, and other applicable communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge
5 create research project output(s) that demonstrate research and research design skills, critical thinking, initiative and judgment in developing new understanding
6 demonstrate autonomy in one’s learning and responsibility in one’s practice as a researcher
7 disseminate findings in diverse contexts

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

  1. demonstrate a broad understanding of a body of knowledge and theoretical concepts in a specific discipline with advanced understanding in at least one aspect
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. demonstrate skills in critically reviewing, analysing, and synthesising knowledge in a manner appropriate for a specific discipline
    • GA1:
    • GA5:
  3. practice ethical and inclusive enquiry and communication
    • GA3:
    • GA7:
  4. demonstrate written, verbal, and other applicable communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  5. create research project output(s) that demonstrate research and research design skills, critical thinking, initiative and judgment in developing new understanding
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  6. demonstrate autonomy in one’s learning and responsibility in one’s practice as a researcher
    • GA3:
    • GA5:
  7. disseminate findings in diverse contexts
    • GA1:
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.