Masters Research Project Part B - 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 - Research report (9000 words) (100%)

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2017 Fees
Domestic 2,375.00
International 2,625.00

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

This unit is the second 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 you for lifelong learning in pursuit of personal development and excellence in professional practice.

You will implement their pre-approved 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.

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

  1. demonstrate the application of theoretical knowledge and skills to execute an academic research-based project or piece of scholarship
  2. collect, analyse, and synthesise information and data through the use of approved research methods
  3. apply expert, specialised cognitive and creative skills to generate conclusions and make recommendations on complex ideas and concepts in the area of project management
  4. demonstrate the application of theoretical knowledge and skills with a high level of personal autonomy and accountability
  5. apply expert, specialised technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and/or theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship in the area of project management
  • Assignment — Research report (9000 words) (100%)

Mandatory conditional prerequisites

You must either have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit, or currently be enrolled in the following unit(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following unit(s) to study prior to this unit:

Please note that your enrolment in this unit is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite unit(s). If you study the prerequisite unit(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this unit, your result for the prerequisite unit(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite unit(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this unit. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite unit(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this unit to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite unit(s).

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.

1Data collection
2Qualitative and Quantitative analysis
3Documentation and reporting
4Project Completion

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • 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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