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CU56 - Doctor of Professional Studies

Overview

Course Overview

‘The Doctor of Professional Studies is a research integrated, professional practice degree. It provides candidates with a course of supervised research and study that focuses on creativity, innovation and enterprise to generate and apply new knowledge and skills in a range of professions and occupations. You will already have a solid education background but now find yourself dealing with more complex issues and demands. The Doctor of Professional Studies acknowledges your professional experience and leverages them to produce four research tasks followed by execution of a research project and preparation of a research thesis. which makes a significant original contribution to knowledge. The course is governed by the Research Higher Degree Course Rules, which provides details regarding all aspects of admission, progression, submission and examination of the thesis.”

Career Information

Doctor of Professional Studies graduates aim for high level professional positions that allow them to inform and influence within their chosen field of employment. This doctoral level research integrated, workplace-engaged course is designed to enhance career opportunities to make distinctive, strategic, innovative contributions in a variety of workplaces and communities. The expert, specialised cognitive, technical and research skills developed through this course are widely applicable in many professions.

Course Details
Duration 4 years full-time or 8 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned No information available at this time
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses.
Expected Hours of Study Information not available
Course Type Research Award
Qualification (post nominal) DProfSt
AQF Level Level 10: Doctoral Degree

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
  • SYD - 084706D
  • TVL - 084706D
  • ROK - 084706D
  • NSA - 084706D
  • MKY - 084706D
  • MEL - 084706D
  • BNE - 084706D
  • BDG - 084706D
  • GLD - 084706D
  • ADL - 084706D
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 3 - 2019

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

Term 2 - 2019

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

Term 1 - 2019

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

Term 3 - 2018

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

Term 2 - 2018

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

Term 1 - 2018

Campus availability is dependent on availability of resources and Supervisors
Adelaide
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Emerald
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Noosa
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2017

Adelaide
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Noosa
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 2 - 2017

Adelaide
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Noosa
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2017

Campus availability is dependent on availability of resources and Supervisors
Adelaide
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Noosa
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2016

Adelaide
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 2 - 2016

Adelaide
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2016

Campus availability is dependent on availability of resources and Supervisors
Adelaide
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2015

Adelaide
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 2 - 2015

Adelaide
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2015

Distance
Sydney
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International Availability

Term 3 - 2019

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

Term 2 - 2019

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

Term 1 - 2019

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

Term 3 - 2018

Adelaide
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 2 - 2018

Adelaide
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2018

Campus availability is dependent on availability of resources and Supervisors
Adelaide
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2017

Adelaide
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 2 - 2017

Adelaide
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2017

Campus availability is dependent on availability of resources and Supervisors
Adelaide
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2016

Adelaide
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 2 - 2016

Adelaide
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2016

Campus availability is dependent on availability of resources and Supervisors
Adelaide
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2015

Adelaide
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 2 - 2015

Adelaide
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2015

Sydney
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Requirements

You may be considered for admission to the Doctor of Professional Studies course if you:

  • have been awarded a masters degree either by research or with a substantial element of research work within it, from a University or any other approved higher education institutions; or
  • have qualified for the award of a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline with first class or second class honours conferrred by a University or any other approved higher education institution; or
  • hold, from an institution of tertiary education, qualifications which are deemed by the Committee to be equivalent to either of the two points listed above.

· International English requirements: https://www.cqu.edu.au/international-students/entry-requirements/english-requirements.

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge
No information available at this time
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation

There is no external (professional) accreditation for this course.

Learned Society Accreditiation

There are no other learned societies or industry bodies that will formally recognise the course.

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2016 11
2015 18
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Make an original and substantial contribution to knowledge through the use of appropriate research principles and methods.
  • 2. Critically analyse and evaluate methodologies and conclusions and extrapolate theoretical propositions at an advanced level.
  • 3. Manage and synthesise information and ideas at a high level of proficiency.
  • 4. Design and implement a rigorous research investigation.
  • 5. Explain, critique and disseminate complex theoretical propositions and research methodologies relevant to their research for specialist/non-specialists and global academic communities and submit for international review/examination.
  • 6. Exercise informed and authoritative judgement in relation to ethical, cultural, research and professional issues in the international environment.
  • 7. Demonstrate a high level of personal autonomy, commitment and accountability in the design and execution of research.
  • 8. Apply independent judgement to the development of scientific or artistic advances.
  • 9. Demonstrate competence in technical skills relevant to the discipline and in generic software relevant to communication and to information retrieval and management.
  • 10. Think globally and consider issues from a variety of perspectives and apply international standards and practices within a discipline or professional area.
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 0 Total credit points: 0

The Doctor of Professional Studies (DocProfSt) is a doctoral course of supervised research and research tasks designed for professional practitioners, comprising:
• Six (6) Professional Research Tasks that are submitted for scholarly peer review, and that shall culminate in the production of a portfolio of written work;
• A Confirmation of Candidature process that encompasses the production of a written research proposal and an oral presentation of that proposal; and
• A Thesis that is based on a substantial investigation into a selected aspect of professional practice.
The course is governed by the C ourse Rules for the Degree of Doctor of Professional Studies. These rules provide details pertaining to all aspects of admission, progression, submission and examination.
Course Structure
The course will normally be undertaken by candidates through full-time study over 3-4 full-time years or part-time study over 6-8 years.
Six (6) Professional Research Tasks will be completed over the first 1.5 years (full-time equivalent). Tasks focus on the following professional research topics: Applied Research, Transdisciplinary Research, Research Scenarios, The Evaluative Framework, Social Research Methods, Ethics in Applied Research. A portfolio of written work will be produced (notional length for each task of 5,000words; 30,000words in total).
The Confirmation of Candidature is undertaken upon the satisfactory completion of all Professional Research Tasks. The Confirmation of Candidature (CoC) process encompasses the production of written research proposal that is submitted for peer review and an oral presentation.
Thesis: A candidate shall prepare under supervision a thesis based on the research proposal that has been approved via the Confirmation of Candidature process. The thesis shall constitute a substantial investigation into a selected aspect of professional practice (with a notional length of 60,000words minimum). The thesis is submitted for external examination as per course rules for the Doctor of Professional Studies and the procedures for submission of theses for Research Higher Degrees.

More Details
There is no additional information for this course.