Faculty of Education

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedSingapore Term 1 2015 (Online)
Coordinator(s)Professor Susan Webb


This unit is primarily designed for postgraduate and higher degree by research students. The unit consists of any combination of modules of existing units (i.e. modules 1 and 2 of EDF 6005, 6006, 6007 and 6008) or other approved content. This unit is normally only available to students studying within a course cohort. Additional information about the specific combinations of modules and approved content are provided in the study guide for each cohort. The overarching unit guide directs students to the discrete cohort study guides.


Staff using EDF6009 should be able to specify outcomes that are equivalent to outcomes achieved in existing units of the methodology suite. These are likely to include outcomes or module 1 (i.e. core unit) outcomes from other modules or other approved outcomes. The overarching unit guide directs students to the discrete study guides for their cohorts where the specific combination of outcomes are set out.


Work requirements which explore research issues and problems comprising 8000 words that meet specified objectives.

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 288 hours per semester/term comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 3 contact hours per week

(b.) Requirements for offshore Kaplan based students:

  • one intensive block comprising two week nights and weekend days, normally from Thursday to Sunday
  • at least fourteen hours of online study per term

(c.) Additional requirements (all students)

  • independent study to make up the minimum required hours per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)