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UniSC Sunshine Coast
UniSC Moreton Bay
|Blended learning||Most of your course is on campus but you may be able to do some components of this course online.|
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In this course you will commence practical work on your research project under the direct guidance of your Honours Supervisor. For students studying full time, the course provides an opportunity to commence intensive formative work on your research while incorporating instruction provided in HNE420 to inform the development of your research plan and presentation. For part-time students, the course provides an opportunity to implement your research plan under the guidance of your Supervisor. Specific activities related to your project will be determined by your Supervisor.
|Independent Study/Research – Self learning with supervisor to validate progress through report||300hrs||Week 1||Once Only|
Topics covered in this course will depend on the research area of the student’s honours project.
400 Level (Graduate)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...|
|1||Ability to self-reflect, adapt and build discipline skills in diverse contexts to identify and solve complex problems.||
Creative and critical thinker
|2||Demonstrate organisational and time management skills in planning and executing a substantive research project with a high degree of independence.||
Creative and critical thinker
|3||Demonstrate sound judgment and safe, ethical and respectful behaviour consistent with professional standards and sustainability objectives.||
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Must be enrolled in SC401
English; Maths A, B or C; and at least one of the sciences.
Limited Grading (PNP)
This course is different to undergraduate courses in that you will work closely with your supervisor to establish a research question and develop the knowledge to support the research.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|Week 12||To Supervisor|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Plan and Progress Review Report|
The purpose of the Plan and Progress Review Report is to provide critical, timely feedback to the Honours candidate at an early stage of the project and to provide experience in implementing a research plan and writing a research progress report.
Knowledge gained in the Research methods and project planning can be applied to the write-up of the Plan and Progress Review Report for the BSc Honours Research practice – developing practice course. Reports will be in a form that aligns well with the progress and planning report that is part of the HDR student-supervisor interactive process, as preparation for Honours that choose to continue their studies through an HDR program. It is suggested that students meet with their supervisors in the weeks leading up to the commencement of the project to work on any ethics applications or applications to survey USC students that are required. The Plan and Progress Review Report will document and communicate information related to: • Progress of the research in relation to each aspect of the student’s Research Plan. • A summary of areas where the student feels they require additional support, resources, or guidance. • An indication of progress on the acquisition of specific skills or knowledge identified by the Supervisor for the period. • The Report may contain additional information in the form of an Annex containing evidence of the student’s progress in relation to each aspect of the Project Plan (e.g., draft literature review, indicative methods and calculations, skills and knowledge under development, acquisition of data, etc.).
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
Academic integrity is the ethical standard of university participation. It ensures that students graduate as a result of proving they are competent in their discipline. This is integral in maintaining the value of academic qualifications. Each industry has expectations and standards of the skills and knowledge within that discipline and these are reflected in assessment.
Academic integrity means that you do not engage in any activity that is considered to be academic fraud; including plagiarism, collusion or outsourcing any part of any assessment item to any other person. You are expected to be honest and ethical by completing all work yourself and indicating in your work which ideas and information were developed by you and which were taken from others. You cannot provide your assessment work to others. You are also expected to provide evidence of wide and critical reading, usually by using appropriate academic references.
In order to minimise incidents of academic fraud, this course may require that some of its assessment tasks, when submitted to Canvas, are electronically checked through Turnitin. This software allows for text comparisons to be made between your submitted assessment item and all other work to which Turnitin has access.
Limited Graded Course: This course will be graded as Pass in a Limited Grade Course (PU) or Fail in a Limited Grade Course (UF) as per clause 4.1.3 and 4.1.4 of the Grades and Grade Point Average (GPA) - Institutional Operating Policy of the USC. In a course eligible to use Limited Grades, all assessment items in that course are marked on a Pass/Fail basis and all assessment tasks are required to be passed for a student to successfully complete the course. Supplementary assessment is not available in courses using Limited Grades.
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