SCIH14001 - Honours Preparation

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will allow you to start to develop your Honours research area, including the development of a relevant and appropriate topic of study. You will develop specific skills in the critical analysis of the literature, research design, and written and oral communication.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 4
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile

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 12-credit Undergraduate 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

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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.

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 42.86% 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: Personal communication from student supervisors.
Supervisors were supportive of the unit content and use of ZOOM to deliver seminars.
Continue with relevant seminar-style content delivery.
Action Taken
Seminar-style content delivery has been continued.
Source: Email communication from students.
Students were pleased with the rapid response to emails, including on weekends and evenings.
Continue with close monitoring of student contact.
Action Taken
Email contact from students and supervisors continues to be given high priority.
Source: Self-reflection.
Be increasingly mindful of time to review the review of the literature and project proposal assessment items
Provide clear guidelines for markers regarding expected turnaround times for marks and feedback.
Action Taken
Guidelines regarding turnaround times for markers has been better articulated.
Source: Self-reflection
There was much lower engagement with ZOOM drop in session compared to previous terms.
Consider multiple options for ZOOM sessions including evening sessions. Use student 'Choice' item in Moodle to offer suggestions.
Action Taken
Source: Student and supervisor feedback
Return of literature review and project proposal marks was not received in a timely manner.
Ensure markers are arranged well in advance for these assessment items; ensure they are sent to markers on time, and ensure markers are well aware of the need for timely return.
Action Taken
Source: Discussions with HoC
Consider revision of the format of the assessment items to remove redundant or irrelevant material (e.g. FoR codes)
Revise the template for the Review of the Literature and Project Proposal to remove redundant or irrelevant material.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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