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Arts Honours Dissertation H 18cp (12cp) (8160.5)

Level: Undergraduate Honours Level
Credit Points: 18
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Arts and Communications


  • UC - Canberra, Bruce
    Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery
    2021 Semester 2 DR   Russell   KIRKPATRICK (Ph: ) ON-CAMPUS
  • UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank
    Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery
    2021 Semester 2 Dr   John   DAHLSEN (Ph: ) ON-CAMPUS

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Students conduct study and research to produce a dissertation that comprises an original investigation of a topic. The thesis can take the form of either (a) a substantial creative, design or industry-relevant work, accompanied by an exegesis of 3,000 - 5,000 words, or (b) an academic dissertation of 15,000 - 20,000 words. The dissertation topic will require approval by the honours supervisor and will be conducted within appropriate ethical guidelines.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate the ability to apply appropriate high-level research skills;

2. Demonstrate a sound knowledge of their chosen field; and

3. Plan, implement, and document a sustained research or creative project under academic supervision.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Individual consultations by arrangement with supervisor.


8159 Arts Honours Dissertation H 18cp (6cp).


Students must be enrolled in 298JA Bachelor of Arts and Design (Honours) OR 355JA Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours) OR 922AA Bachelor of Arts (Honours).

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Equivalent Units

7761 Arts Honours Thesis H 18cp (12cp).

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