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Unit Overview


This unit is part of a series of four dissertation units taken over two semesters, and parts 1 to 4 must be completed to fulfil the unit's requirements. In this unit, students undertake the honours dissertation, comprised of supervised research conducted by the individual student. The student's understanding of the topic is developed through an individually guided program of research, reading and attendance at occasional research seminars within the School. Students research the relevant literature, design the research project, write the research proposal, give an oral presentation of the research proposal, and submit an application for ethics approval of the dissertation. Students complete their research and submit their written theses. The thesis includes a literature review, descriptions of the methods and results, and a discussion. As part of a series of four dissertation units, students also make an oral presentation to academic staff about their research and findings during the second semester.

6 points
AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2024UWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) apply their knowledge in analytics to undertake an in-depth investigation of a business issue; (2) acquire advanced knowledge in theory, research methods, and data analysis techniques and competencies in practising research on complex business issues; (3) match the appropriate methods of research to the particular aims and objectives of research and write up a dissertation; and (4) develop competency in business analytics and critically review high-level research literature and its various applications towards the identification of gaps in the literature that warrant further investigation.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: dissertation (continuous assessment with a final mark awarded at the completion of dissertation parts 1 to 4). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.

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BH002 Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.