Individual Project - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.25 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 14 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 1 , Sess 2
  • Availability for 2018: Sess 1 , Sess 2
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Progress report (20%) , Assignment 2 - Research Report (80%)

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2017 Fees
Domestic 5,125.00
International 5,375.00

This unit provides an opportunity for students to integrate theoretical knowledge and empirical analytic skills acquired in their program through a practical research problem. Students will be expected to complete a small research project (based on topics provided by the course convenor).

This course integrates the knowledge and skills acquired through the Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice or Master of Forensic Mental Health. As a capstone course, it provides an opportunity for students to put into practice this knowledge and skills through conducting a small research project. For feasibility and ethical reasons, the course convenor will provide a list of research problems. Under the supervision of the course convenor, students will select a problem, develop and implement a design, and write up a report. Although the project is an individual responsibility, students will work collaboratively to discuss problems and issues at different stages of the process.

CCJ747should be completed in the final session of study. Students must have permission of the Program Director or Advisor to enrol earlier in their program.

After successfully completing this unit you should be able to:

1  Integrate criminological knowledge and research skills to a practical research problem
2  Critically investigate and analyse a complex crime or criminal justice problem
3  Reflect on their processes and problems involved in conducting applied research
4  Demonstrate an ability to work independently and collaboratively

  • Assignment 1 — Progress report (20%)
  • Assignment 2 — Research Report (80%)

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.

Students working towards the Master of CCJ must complete all of the above units before enrolling into CCJ747. Students working towards the Master of FMH need only complete either CCJ736 or CCJ737.

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.

1Introduction, Research Design, and Project Management
2Progress and Problems
3Presenting and Writing

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media

Online materials

  • Resources and 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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