Individual Project - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.25 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 1 , Sess 2 , Sess 3
  • Assessment: Project (60%) , Proposal - Project proposal (10%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 4,400.00
International 4,650.00

Students undertake a supervised independent project either individually or in collaboration with other students in an area approved by the supervisor. Projects can be applied, reflective, critical or a combination of these attributes. Students are strongly urged to develop a project that is significant to their ongoing studies or prospective employment.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. compare and contrast different theoretical perspectives relevant to a particular field of research
  2. apply theoretical knowledge to a chosen research context
  3. select an appropriate methodology for a research project
  4. synthesise and communicate the findings of the research.
  • Project (60%)
  • Proposal — Project proposal (10%)
  • Review — Literature review (30%)

Completion of at least one core unit.

  • Broadband access

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Framing a research project that is appropriate in scope and scale, including explicit research question(s)
2Developing detailed understanding of a topic
3Backgrounding a project with conceptual development and literature analysis
4Conducting secondary research (derived/desktop/text-based)
5Writing up research findings in a report or long essay style

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Glossary
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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