FAHE13002 - Special Project

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit gives students an opportunity to undertake a project of their choice in any discipline area in the school in which they have already done a substantial amount of study. The project could involve researching an academic topic or involve using practical skills or relate to a work placement in an approved organisation. NOTE: The unit is only offered subject to the availability of an appropriate supervisor, who will stipulate the learning activities and the precise assessment task(s) to be completed by students. Students considering this unit are advised to contact a potential supervisor(s) and the unit coordinator. Once a topic or a work placement has been agreed, the course advisor will confirm the student's enrolment in the unit.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

A prerequisite of 72 credit points is required, which means students need to have done at least half their degree in any area relevant to their choosing research topics.

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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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2023

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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).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 100%

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

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2023 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 100.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 66.67% response rate.

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.

Source: Student feedback (Q5)
Learning material
The Moodle site of the unit is only a platform. It is impossible for it to cover learning materials for all projects. It is recommended that supervisors should provide learning materials in the first few weeks of the term.
Action Taken
Some supervisors have taken the initiative to provide guides and learning materials on the Moodle site.
Source: Student feedback (UNIT COMMENTS REPORT)
Student feedback (Q5) shows appreciation for the unit's valuable opportunity and enjoyable learning experience with supervisors.
Maintain the learning design for the unit.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Meet pre-established objectives and criteria for the work placement/project.
  2. Analyse and assess the work practices - process and content - relating to the negotiated placement/project.
  3. Participate in and successfully complete a variety of humanities and communication and/or other cognate related tasks.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Written Assessment