Faculty of Arts

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

Monash University

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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




Director of relevant Graduate Program



  • First semester 2016 (Flexible)
  • Second semester 2016 (Flexible)
  • Summer semester A 2016 (Flexible)
  • Summer semester B 2016 (Flexible)
  • Term 3 2016 (Flexible)



Students undertake a project defined by a partner organisation domestically or internationally with the approval of the unit coordinator. The placement may be an affiliated arrangement where a consultancy or research project is carried out in association with the company and physical location at the company is not required. Partner organisations may be from a diverse range of industries and sectors, including government departments, private industry and not-for-profit organisations. Students communicate the project findings in the format specified by the partner organisation, such as a consultation paper, report, commentary, manual, submission or speech. The partner organisation provides field supervision, and the faculty provides academic supervision.


  1. Apply broad discipline knowledge to find solutions to complex problems
  2. Exercise critical thinking and professional judgement in developing new understandings
  3. Show technical skill in designing, conducting and reporting on a research project
  4. Plan and execute a professional project with a degree of independence and accountability
  5. Communicate in a clear and coherent way that is effective for the purpose and the intended audience
  6. Collaborate with others on a project in a workplace setting


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


Average of 70 Distinction across 24 credit points of core coursework units and approval from course coordinator. Subject to an interview.