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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Provides students with an opportunity to pursue in depth a topic of particular interest to them arising from theoretical or practical issues raised in earlier units of the Major being undertaken within their Bachelor degree. A supervisor chosen from their field of study will review progress towards a major project. Research/creative projects will be closely supervised by an interdisciplinary team chosen from the School and can be undertaken independently or as a group activity.

Unit content

This is an independent-study unit under supervision. However, broadly the unit comprises:

  • an introduction to research techniques and methods
  • project conception
  • values and ethics in the research process
  • relating method and content in research
  • presenting work-in-progress and
  • completing an independent project under supervision.

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: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate an understanding of the relation between methods, theory or concepts and form in the context of an independent project Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning
2 identify a research area of interest and corresponding methodologies Intellectual rigour Creativity Knowledge of a discipline
3 demonstrate an understanding of select resources in their field of study Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning
4 produce a project proposal necessary to complete a project in their field of study Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning
5 appropriately present their research findings Creativity Lifelong learning
6 demonstrate achievement towards producing a substantial piece of research in a form consistent with professionals/practitioners in their field. Intellectual rigour Creativity Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning

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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the relation between methods, theory or concepts and form in the context of an independent project
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. identify a research area of interest and corresponding methodologies
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. demonstrate an understanding of select resources in their field of study
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. produce a project proposal necessary to complete a project in their field of study
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  5. appropriately present their research findings
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  6. demonstrate achievement towards producing a substantial piece of research in a form consistent with professionals/practitioners in their field.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.