MIXD5001 HDR Prelim Dissertation Part 1

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit forms part of a prescribed course sequence for the non-award, conversion HDR Prelim (FABLE) course.

Students are required to produce a research output on a course relevant topic of their choice, provided the topic is approved by their supervisor and the HDR Prelim (FABLE) course coordinator.

In accordance with the University Policy: Courses: Coursework Dissertation
http://www.governance.uwa.edu.au/procedures/policies/policies-and-procedures?method=document&id=UP15%2F6 the research output, agreed to by the supervisor is typically:

a) a 12,000 - 18,000 word text object (with embedded figures and tables); or

b) a research manuscript of at least 6,000 words in a format suitable for publication in a reputable journal of the discipline; or

c) a creative object constructed within a research framework (a musical composition, a piece of creative writing, an architectural design, or a work of art), accompanied by an exegesis of at least 2,000 - 4,000 words,
Students are able to (1) develop foundational research skills required to complete an academic dissertation at a postgraduate level; (2) develop initial academic planning skills to develop an academic outline/method at a postgraduate level; and (3) develop foundational writing skills required to complete an academic dissertation at a postgraduate level.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: continuing assessment: submission of research output. A final mark is 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.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Camilla Andersen
Unit rules
Enrolment in HDR Prelim (FABLE)
Contact hours
contact varies but up to 1 hour a week in a one-to-one meeting with a supervisor or in a small teaching and discussion group
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