Development Research Project PG (8765.4)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.375||9||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|School Of Arts And Communications||Post Graduate Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Undertake stimulating and challenging projects in international development;
2. Identify and consolidate their field of specialisation;
3. Demonstrate knowledge, skills and experience for effective professional practice;
4. Demonstrate capabilities to work independently as well as collaboratively in a professional capacity;
5. Demonstrate an understanding of the field of professional practice and the nature of work within organisations;
6. Demonstrate research skills (conceptual, professional and organisational) for professional practice;
7. Demonstrate skills to apply theories and knowledge into professional practice; and
8. Demonstrate critical research and communication skills.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
PrerequisitesMust have passed 21 credit points AND unit 9429 Development Research Methods PG.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Flexible||Mrs Senada Meskin|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||Flexible||Dr Ernest Koh|
A reading list relevant to the student's research topic will be developed by the student in consultation with his/her supervisor.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Late submission of research project
Please note that, if you apply for an extension, we cannot guarantee ongoing access to your supervisor over the extension period.
Late submissions may also result in reduced feedback being provided to students.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Students are expected to engage regularly with their supervisors. This will generally take the form of sending work to the supervisor ahead of an individual meeting with her/him to discuss the work. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the face-to-face classes in weeks 1,4 and 11.
Required IT skills
Students are expected to:
- be competent in using Canvas
- have a basic level of word processing competency and be able to present their thesis in electronic and paper (bound) formats
- be proficient at using the internet and using library electronic databases
Work placement, internships or practicums
- Semester 2, 2023, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (213975)
- Semester 2, 2022, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (208738)
- Semester 2, 2021, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (199795)
- Semester 2, 2020, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (196077)
- Semester 1, 2020, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (194214)
- Semester 2, 2019, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (191072)
- Semester 1, 2019, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (191073)