MINOR THESIS

EDU5MTH

2020

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

Candidates conduct a research program and write a thesis of 15,000 to 20,000 words which investigates a specific problem or area. The thesis should demonstrate the student's ability to conduct a systematic research project which shows an awareness of a limited body of literature and control of an appropriate research methodology. It should reveal a critical approach to the relevant field and the methodology used. A minor thesis may be conceptual, empirical or exploratory in its approach. The content and methodology of the thesis must be negotiated with and approved by a supervisor. Candidates should begin the process of finding a supervisor in the semester before their minor thesis enrolment commences. Candidates are not normally permitted to enrol in more than 60 credit points of minor thesis work during candidature.

SchoolEducation

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorPrem Kurup

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites EDU5RME Minimum B grade and overall average B in other subjects together with a satisfactory written proposal Details of application available in Master Coursework LMS Hub

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Candidates should demonstrate high levels of written expression and communication
02. Candidates should demonstrate advanced understanding of key theories, research and methodological investigations into specified research topic in specific research field
03. Candidates should demonstrate advanced understanding of key arguments, perspectives and gaps in research relating to specific research topic
04. Candidates should demonstrate advanced understanding of university and other ethics protocols and compliance in relation to research conduct
05. Candidates should demonstrate high level organisational and communication skills and ability to present research findings according to thesis requirements

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPrem Kurup

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation Week: 0 - 0
One 1.00 h supervisor consultation per week on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Candidates attend regular supervision sessions by arrangement with the supervisor"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 15,000 - 20,000 word thesisN/AN/AN/ANo100 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPrem Kurup

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation Week: 0 - 0
One 1.00 h supervisor consultation per week on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Candidates attend regular supervision sessions by arrangement with the supervisor"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 15,000 - 20,000 word thesisN/AN/AN/ANo100 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5