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RSCH20002 English for Research
English for Research
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General Information


This unit aims to provide masters and doctoral Research higher degree (RHD) students with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully communicate in English. You will become familiar with the academic skills required for effective reading, writing, listening and spoken English. The assessment in this unit will align with individual goals and have direct correlation to your own research. The assessment supports the development of advanced skills and confidence in using English for academic purposes at CQUniversity. This unit will be available to any candidate studying a Research Higher Degree (i.e. masters by research or doctoral level study), and is particularly suited to candidates from non-English speaking backgrounds, be those either domestic or international enrolments. Candidates can self-select to enrol in this unit, or may be asked to do so under direction of their Supervisory Panel or Research Division.


Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Not Applicable
Credit Points: 0
Student Contribution Band: 7
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2022


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).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 0-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 0 hours of study per week, making a total of 0 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

Assessment Grading

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

Previous Student Feedback

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 from Unit Evaluation


The course provided what was expected, some courses miss the mark, not this one.


Create teaching and learning activities that support RHD candidates from diverse backgrounds and tailor the activities to enhance the candidate’s unique area of research.

Feedback from Unit Evaluation


The unit really addresses the need of international students. It answers the questions that we come across during our writing. The pool of resources on the moodle site is very helpful.


Provide feedback that supports RHD candidates at different language competency levels and specifically supporting students from non-English speaking backgrounds.

Feedback from Unit Evaluation


Student interaction and resources shared were very useful. Having all the information from the unit on Moodle was helpful.


Encourage students to engage and interact during ZOOM sessions and ensure the unit resources on Moodle are updated and relevant.

Feedback from Unit Evaluation


More information on basic grammar, sentence structure and writing presentation. More time spent on thesis writing and article writing.


Provide additional resources to improve the students' writing skills and confidence in basic grammar, syntax and academic writing.

Feedback from Unit Evaluation


Course does not focus on listening and speaking enough.


Provide more resources to improve the students' skills and confidence in their listening and oral expression. Encourage students to attend RHD workshops around oration skills.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Apply standard English language conventions to texts for academic purposes
  2. Use active listening skills to produce written texts according to audience and purpose
  3. Apply analytical reading skills to produce written texts according to audience and purpose
  4. Create and deliver an oral presentation
  5. Reflect on feedback to develop lifelong learning skills in collaborative contexts

There is no relevant external accreditation.

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
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Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment - 0%
2 - Presentation - 0%
3 - Written Assessment - 0%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
8 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment - 0%
2 - Presentation - 0%
3 - Written Assessment - 0%
Textbooks and Resources


There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

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