This unit focuses on drawing from theoretical knowledge and practical skills that the students developed during their degree, with the aim of producing a portfolio of evidence of how the introduction of a new methodology in the workplace changes its current practice. At the conclusion of this unit students will have gained the ability to work independently and under supervision to conduct a defined workplace project and communicate the findings. The main difference with the Minor Thesis is that this unit must produce a measurable and applicable change to current practice which is documented mainly through the collection of a portfolio and presented via a written report and an oral presentation.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Postgraduate
Credit points:
48
Unit code:
SES7007

Prerequisites

SES6005 - Research Methods and Applied Statistics

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Conceptually map the gaps in the current practice of their discipline inclusive of different cultural perspectives;  
  2. Work independently and collaboratively to conduct investigation with a high level of personal autonomy and accountability;  
  3. Critically review scholarly literature that may assist in conducting an investigation;  
  4. Devise a plan to implement outcomes of the investigation to innovate practice; and  
  5. Effectively communicate outcomes of the intervention to different stakeholders at both the local and global level.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Presentation Oral presentation on the project proposal 20%
Portfolio Collection of evidence of the investigation performed and modification of the practice 60%
Report Written report summarising the results of the investigation 20%

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