Minor Thesis A (Part-Time)

Unit code: EED6031 | Study level: Postgraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Park
EED7001 - Research Methods in Education; or
Students must pass these units with a mark of 70 or above.
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


In this unit, the first of two units in which part-time minor thesis students enrol, students independently conduct research which demonstrates their ability to define a problem, undertake a detailed literature search and review the relevant theoretical and practical literature. Students develop a methodology and apply it to an appropriate problem or situation. They also demonstrate good data selection, collection and analysis skills. The written minor thesis involves a high standard of written communication skills. A supervisor is allocated to each student.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Exemplify collaborative and ethical conduct in research and communicating research outcomes;
  2. Conduct a substantial independent research project under supervision with a high level of personal autonomy and accountability;
  3. Critically review relevant and current principal scholarly literature/s relating to the thesis topic;
  4. Interrogate and challenge complex information, and synthesise a range of conceptual and empirical materials to draw defensible conclusions; and
  5. Authoritatively and effectively elucidate structured, coherent ideas in a written composition (or a negotiated alternative if choosing a creative work option) at a standard acceptable for academic peer review.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Other
Grade: Pass/Fail
Submission of progress report

Required reading

Required texts to be advised by the minor thesis supervisor, as relevant.

As part of a course

This unit is not compulsory for any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.

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