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SSUD74-200: Research Project

Description

This subject comprises the detailed investigation of a particular topic of interest related to the student's degree program, and culminates in the preparation of a 15,000-word dissertation plus a 5,000-word summary paper suitable for future conference publication. In both cases the work includes a rationale for the research, underpinning and fully referenced literature review, articulation of an appropriate method and ethical practice, collection of primary data, analysis, discussion and conclusions. Referencing is to be in the international APA style format. Each student is allocated a personal supervisor and mentor to provide guidance in this task, with regular meeting opportunities throughout the semester. Students are also invited to a mini-conference in the final week where they can present the key findings of their research in the form of ‘ten slides in ten minutes’. This subject is treated like a project, including demonstration of fundamental initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing project management processes.

Subject details

Type: Postgraduate Minor Thesis (coursework thesis)
Code: SSUD74-200
EFTSL: 0.250
Faculty: Faculty of Society and Design
Semesters offered:
  • September 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2024 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2024 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2024 [Standard Offering]
Credit: 20
Study areas:
  • Project Management and Innovation
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2023: $2,760.00
  • Commencing in 2024: $2,815.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $2,855.00
  • Commencing in 2024: $3,030.00

Learning outcomes

  1. Undertake a properly referenced literature search and review.
  2. Collect and analyse industry data.
  3. Prepare professional research reports.
  4. Critically discuss research findings and make recommendations.
  5. Demonstrate an ability to manage projects independently.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Pre-requisites:

Co-requisites:

There are no co-requisites

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Restrictions: This subject is not available to
  • Study Abroad Students

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject dates

  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 16/07/2023
    Semester start: 11/09/2023
    Subject start: 11/09/2023
    Cancellation 1: 25/09/2023
    Cancellation 2: 02/10/2023
    Last enrolment: 24/09/2023
    Withdraw - Financial: 07/10/2023
    Withdraw - Academic: 28/10/2023
    Teaching census: 06/10/2023
  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 12/11/2023
    Semester start: 15/01/2024
    Subject start: 15/01/2024
    Cancellation 1: 29/01/2024
    Cancellation 2: 05/02/2024
    Last enrolment: 28/01/2024
    Withdraw - Financial: 10/02/2024
    Withdraw - Academic: 02/03/2024
    Teaching census: 09/02/2024
  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 17/03/2024
    Semester start: 13/05/2024
    Subject start: 13/05/2024
    Cancellation 1: 27/05/2024
    Cancellation 2: 03/06/2024
    Last enrolment: 26/05/2024
    Withdraw - Financial: 08/06/2024
    Withdraw - Academic: 29/06/2024
    Teaching census: 07/06/2024
  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 16/07/2024
    Semester start: 09/09/2024
    Subject start: 09/09/2024
    Cancellation 1: 23/09/2024
    Cancellation 2: 30/09/2024
    Last enrolment: 22/09/2024
    Withdraw - Financial: 05/10/2024
    Withdraw - Academic: 26/10/2024
    Teaching census: 04/10/2024
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 16/07/2023
Semester start: 11/09/2023
Subject start: 11/09/2023
Cancellation 1: 25/09/2023
Cancellation 2: 02/10/2023
Last enrolment: 24/09/2023
Withdraw - Financial: 07/10/2023
Withdraw - Academic: 28/10/2023
Teaching census: 06/10/2023