EDED20514 - Capstone Project in Educational Neuroscience

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this, your capstone unit, you will create a project that evidences the application of your specialised knowledge and skills in Educational Neuroscience. To do this, you will identify an educational issue in your workplace and design an intervention to address the identified issue. In your capstone project, you will demonstrate how your intervention is planned in a methodologically rigorous and ethically informed way. Using evidence-based research, and synthesising your learning from Educational Neuroscience, you will show how and why your planned intervention in your project is likely both theoretically and practically to have a positive impact on achievement and wellness of the learners with whom you work. To be eligible to enrol in this final unit in the Master of Educational Neuroscience, you must have completed EDED20513, EDED20515, EDED20516, and EDED20517. You may concurrently enrol in EDED20512 and/or EDED29448.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites


Completion of 36 credit points from Master of Educational Neuroscience or completed EDED20513, EDED20515, EDED20516, and EDED20517, and then concurrently enrol in EDED20512 and/or EDED29448.

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).

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Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 20%
2. Project (applied) 80%

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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Research established theories and concepts from Educational Neuroscience to design a workplace project to address an educational issue
  2. Design a holistic Educational Neuroscience workplace project that achieves positive outcomes for learners.


Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Project (applied)
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Project (applied)