FAHE13002 - Special Project
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

This unit gives students an opportunity to undertake a project of their choice in any discipline area in the school in which they have already done a substantial amount of study. The project could involve researching an academic topic or involve using practical skills or relate to a work placement in an approved organisation. NOTE: The unit is only offered subject to the availability of an appropriate supervisor, who will stipulate the learning activities and the precise assessment task(s) to be completed by students. Students considering this unit are advised to contact a potential supervisor(s) and the unit coordinator. Once a topic or a work placement has been agreed, the course advisor will confirm the student's enrolment in the unit.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

A prerequisite of 72 credit points is required, which means students need to have done at least half their degree in any area relevant to their choosing research topics.

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Distance
  • Rockhampton

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 100%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

All University policies are available on the IMPortal.

You may wish to view these policies:

  • Grades and Results Procedure
  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Facilities and Devices Policy and Procedure

This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of University policies are available on the IMPortal.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Learning outcomes self evaluation This course has no clear learning outcomes. With the application of new HES Framework from 2017, learning outcomes of the course need to be rewrite.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Meet pre-established objectives and criteria for the work placement/project.
  2. Analyse and assess the work practices - process and content - relating to the negotiated placement/project.
  3. Participate in and successfully complete a variety of humanities and communication and/or other cognate related tasks.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Written Assessment

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving
3. Critical Thinking
4. Information Literacy      
5. Team Work      
6. Information Technology Competence      
7. Cross Cultural Competence      
8. Ethical practice  

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment        

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks. Note:

Reading materials including textbooks for this unit depend on student's individual projects and their supervisors.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorJohn Fitzsimmons (j.fitzsimmons@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 10-07-2017

Details of the Study Schedule for this unit will be provided by the individual project supervisor.

Week 2 17-07-2017
Week 3 24-07-2017
Week 4 31-07-2017
Week 5 07-08-2017
Vacation Week 14-08-2017
Week 6 21-08-2017
Week 7 28-08-2017
Week 8 04-09-2017
Week 9 11-09-2017
Week 10 18-09-2017
Week 11 25-09-2017
Week 12 02-10-2017
Written Assessment Due Friday (06 Oct 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Exam Week 16-10-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

Write a research paper of 5,000-6,000 words or the equivalent on a research project (or other assessment items, depended on individual projects and the fields of study.)

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (06-Oct-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students All assessment items will be returned as soon as practicable after the end of term
Weighting 100%
Assessment Criteria

Specific learning outcomes and assessment criteria are determined by individual supervisors.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online
Hard copy

Students need to consult their supervisors for methods of submission.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Meet pre-established objectives and criteria for the work placement/project.

2. Analyse and assess the work practices - process and content - relating to the negotiated placement/project.

3. Participate in and successfully complete a variety of humanities and communication and/or other cognate related tasks.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

8. Ethical practice




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