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Monash University

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music


Dr Joel Crotty



  • First semester 2016 (Day)


Under the supervision of a School of music academic staff member, students develop, and commence the implementation and reporting of, a research dissertation on an approved topic of their own devising. This unit is followed by ATS4452 (Music honours thesis B), under which students complete the thesis.


On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate satisfactory progress in the planning, implementation and reporting of their research.
  2. Demonstrate satisfactory progress in their command of the literature relating to their research.


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. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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