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Unit Summary

Unit type

Doctoral Thesis (Category type 144 course)

Credit points

192

AQF level

10

Level of learning

Advanced

Former School/College

Former School of Education

Unit aim

Facilitates students to design and conduct original research under the supervision of at least two supervisors in a cohort model.  Candidates are required to write a thesis of at least 50,000 words or equivalent. 

Unit content

A Candidate's research is supervised by of at least two supervisors in a cohort model.  The research is designed and conducted under the close guidance of the candidate's supervisors. No research can be undertaken without ethics approval by SCU and/or the appropriate state provider.  Candidates are required to complete an in-candidature review, progress reports and any other additional requirements as deemed by the Graduate School.  

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 design and conduct original and ethically-approved research within the area of education or an education-related field of research
2 prepare a thesis (50,000 words) or equivalent in an education or education-related field of research

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

  1. design and conduct original and ethically-approved research within the area of education or an education-related field of research
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    • GA2:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  2. prepare a thesis (50,000 words) or equivalent in an education or education-related field of research
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA6:
    • GA7: