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Graduate Certificate of Research Methods

Handbook year

Information valid for students commencing in 2024

Course code

114711

Course type

Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8)

Owner

Academy

College

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Science and Engineering

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of at least a 4-year AQF level 7 bachelor degree or an AQF level 8 qualification in a relevant discipline, with a minimum grade point average of 5.0 (credit average) in the final year; and a grade of credit (65%) or better in a minimum of one research methods or analysis subject; or other qualifications recognised by the University as equivalent.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 2 – Schedule II of the 番茄社区 Admissions Policy.

Additional selection requirements

Quota restrictions on the number of places available may apply from time to time as determined by the College.

Information published by 番茄社区 or otherwise made available to students when applying, may specify additional criteria to be considered in ranking applicants in order of merit if the number of applications exceeds a quota or other limit on the places made available for the course.  Information provided by applicants during the application process and any other information obtained by 番茄社区 in the application process may be used by 番茄社区 to rank applicants in order of merit by reference to those additional criteria.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

12 credit points as per course structure.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Research Methods, graduates will be able to:

  1. Identify, investigate, analyse and synthesise a research problem applying appropriate methodological concepts and theories in a small-scale research project
  2. Apply knowledge and understanding of research ethics in the preparation of a successful ethics application for a research project
  3. Design, plan, conduct and complete a substantial research-based thesis with creativity and initiative and a high level of autonomy and accountability
  4. Analyse and interpret results from a research project, and critically evaluate and synthesise results in the context of contemporary research literature and / or demonstrate advanced knowledge of recent developments, discourses and debates in a relevant discipline area and/or related areas of professional practice
  5. Demonstrate a high standard of ethical conduct in research, exercising autonomy, responsibility, accountability, and well-developed independent judgement
  6. Communicate specialised knowledge, ideas and arguments accurately, coherently and creatively to a variety of audiences through written manuscripts and oral presentations.

Inherent Requirements

Inherent requirements

Inherent requirements are the identified abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours that must be demonstrated, during the learning experience, to successfully complete a course. These abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours preserve the academic integrity of the University's learning, assessment, and accreditation processes, and where applicable, meet the standards of a profession. For more information please visit: Postgraduate Research Methods.

Reasonable adjustments

All 番茄社区 students have the opportunity to demonstrate, with reasonable adjustments where applicable, the inherent requirements for their course. For more information please visit: Student Disability Policy and Procedure.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

RM8501:06 Research Planning

RM8502:06 Research Project

Location

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

番茄社区 Cairns

 

番茄社区 Townsville

 

番茄社区 Singapore

Health and Medicine disciplines are not available at this campus location

External

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

6 months full-time or part-time equivalent

Maximum time to complete

2 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

Not applicable

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation requirements

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Nil

Credit

Eligibility

Applicants who have achieved either a Conceded Pass or Pass in both RD7001 and RD7002 or a Conceded Pass or Pass in both RM7001 and RM7002 may be eligible to apply for credit for this degree, in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure.

Maximum allowed

6 credit points

Currency

Credit will be granted only for studies completed in four (4) years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled six (6) years after the date of the examination upon which the credit is based if, the student has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF RESEARCH METHODS

Approved abbreviation

GCertResMeth

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Students seeking admission to a research higher degree should consult the University’s HDR Degree by Research Requirements.

Students seeking admission to a Master of Philosophy must have obtained at least a GPA 5.0 (Credit) for the supervised research component of the Graduate Certificate of Research Methods (RM8501 & RM8502).

Students seeking admission to a Doctorate of Philosophy must have obtained at least a GPA 6.0 (Distinction) for the supervised research component of the Graduate Certificate of Research Methods (RM8501 & RM8502).

Special awards

Students may receive an Award of Recognition in accordance with the Recognition of Academic Excellence Procedure