Masters Research Project Part A - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 1 , Sess 2 , Sess 3
  • Availability for 2018: Sess 1 , Sess 2
  • Assessment: Assignment - multi-part formative assign (100%)

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2017 Fees
Domestic 2,375.00
International 2,625.00

This unit will provide you with the opportunity to apply expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills in a body of knowledge of project management to independently plan and execute a significant research-based project or piece of scholarship.

This unit is the first of two units (MPM 9501 and MPM 9502) that culminate in a 9,000 word research project that demonstrates a high level of synthesis of concepts and prepares the student for lifelong learning in pursuit of personal development and excellence in professional practice.

You will generate a plan to investigate and report on special issues pertaining to a relevant research topic from within the area of Project Management, and within the context of a specialism of interest, if applicable. You will undertake a comprehensive literature search and literature review in accordance with a research proposal prepared in the pre-requisite MPM 8501 unit. Projects which involve empirical research will need to apply for human research ethics approval as a pre-requisite for subsequently conducting the research in Masters Research Project Part B.

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

  1. demonstrate the application of theoretical knowledge and skills to plan an academic research-based project or piece of scholarship
  2. implement a detailed proposal and work plan for an advanced and integrated research project
  3. investigate and critically evaluate relevant information through an international literature search and resulting in a substantial literature review
  • Assignment — multi-part formative assign (100%)

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Other special requirement — Students will require Windows Vista, Windows 7 or higher. UniSA does not support Windows XP.

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.

1Research proposal
2Literature search
3Literature review
4Human research ethics

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online assignment submission
  • 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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