Advanced Individual Project 1

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

A core unit in the Master of Sustainability and Climate Policy at Curtin University, Advanced Individual Project 1 offers the opportunity to devise and develop a self-directed project on a relevant topic within the field of sustainability and climate policy.

Based on your existing studies, you will decide on an issue, question or theory that interests you and develop a detailed research plan around this. Your research should cover a variety of mediums and sources from qualitative and quantitative angles.

You will use critical analysis skills to examine and interpret your research, and then produce a structured dissertation discussing your route of enquiry, findings and conclusions.

Delivered online by Open Universities Australia, the research assignment proposal, review and preparation of a dissertation will comprise 100% of your assessment.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:

  • Master of Sustainability and Climate Policy, Curtin University

Areas of study

In this sustainability and climate policy unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Framing a substantial original research project that is appropriate in scope and scale, including explicit research question(s)
  • Developing an in-depth, critical understanding of a topic
  • Backgrounding a project with conceptual development and literature analysis
  • Conducting primary research (new knowledge) and secondary research (derived/desktop/text-based)
  • Research methods for qualitative and quantitative research
  • Writing up research findings into a dissertation

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Master of Sustainability and Climate Policy, Curtin University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Completion of this unit is one of the core requirements that make up the Master of Sustainability and Climate Policy, which develops knowledge, understanding and appreciation of sustainability and climate policy issues in social research and analysis. This postgraduate unit complements existing studies in business, humanities, science or education.

The unit also provides the opportunity to practise research and analytical skills, which are key for many jobs in the sustainability and climate policy field.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Advanced Individual Project 1 from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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