Your graduate research coursework

Course work units undertaken during candidature are designed to provide you with a range of training activities and career development opportunities that assist in developing high-level research, communication and management skills. The skills obtained will give you an edge with future employment opportunities.

To check your current enrolment, please login to eStudent and select the appropriate study plan.

If you have any questions, particularly about selecting appropriate elective units, please talk to your supervisor or Graduate Research Coordinator (GRC).If you experience any enrolment difficulties, read the FAQs, contact your GRAO or email GradCert.Research@utas.edu.au. Ensure you include your name, student ID and a short summary of the issue.

For candidates undertaking the Graduate Certificate in Research (X5A), you must complete the core unit, Introduction to Higher Degree by Research (XGR501), as well as one other unit, usually Communicating Research (XGR502), before your Confirmation of Candidature. PhD candidates will also complete two elective units within the first two years of their degree.

Manage your Enrolment - Approved X5A units (Core and Elective)
Manage your Enrolment - Off Schedule (not approved) X5A elective units, excluding XGR505/510

Off-Schedule unit requests require the approval of the Associate Dean of Research Training.

To request enrolment in an elective unit that does not appear on the approved schedule, please email Assocdean.gradcert@utas.edu.au with the subject "Off Schedule Unit Request" and provide the following information:

  • Student ID number;
  • Unit code and unit title
  • The study period you want to be enrolled in
  • Justification for your off schedule unit choice
  • A copy of the unit outline

When you submit your request, you can expect your request to be finalised with a notification, within 5 working days of the date you provided the required information.

Off Schedule elective units XGR505/510, Specialised Research Methods

XGR505 and XGR510 (Specialised Research Methods) enables HDR Candidates undertaking the Graduate Certificate in Research (X5A) to study a topic or subject of particular academic interest and relevance to their project which is not otherwise available as a formal unit. It provides candidates with the opportunity to engage in self-directed study with the guidance from a supervising lecturer.

A formal learning agreement between the candidate and the supervising lecturer specifies the material to be studied, the means by which it will be assessed and the due date for completion of the assessment task(s).

These units are only available under course code X5A, the Graduate Certificate in Research. Enrolment requires the approval of the Associate Dean of Research Training.

Download XGR505 Learning Agreement Template 2016 (DOC, 30KB)

To request enrolment in XGR505 or XGR510, please email Assocdean.gradcert@utas.edu.au with the subject "XGR505/XGR510 Unit Request" and provide the following information:

  • A signed learning agreement (all signatures are required, with the exception of the Associate Dean of Research Training)
  • Student ID

When you submit your request, you can expect your request to be finalised with a notification, within 5 working days of the date you provided the required information.

Application for Exemption or Credit (for previous studies or experience)

The following form has been developed for candidates undertaking the Graduate Certificate in Research (X5A) who wish to apply for a credit towards or an exemption (in full or in part) from the Graduate Certificate in Research.

Applications for exemptions or credit require the approval of the Associate Dean of Research Training.

Download Credit Application X5A 2016 (PDF, 104KB)

When you submit your request, you can expect your request to be finalised with a notification, within 5 working days of the date you provided the required information.

Core Units - Dates for 2017

XGR501 - Introduction to Higher Degree by Research (2 Day duration, 9am - 5pm)

CampusClass DatesStudy Period*Venue
Hobart31 January - 1 February11 Week FebruaryCheck Timetable
Launceston6 - 7 February11 Week FebruaryCheck Timetable
Rozelle21 - 22 March11 Week AprilSeminar Room 5
Hobart3 - 4 April11 Week AprilCheck Timetable
Hobart27 - 28 JuneWinter LateCheck Timetable
Launceston4 - 5 JulyWinter LateCheck Timetable
Hobart31 August - 1 SeptemberSemester 2Check Timetable
Launceston30 - 31 OctoberSpring ExtendedCheck Timetable
Hobart6 - 7 NovemberSpring ExtendedCheck Timetable

XGR502 - Communicating Research (2 Day duration, 9am - 5pm)

CampusClass DatesStudy Period*Venue
Hobart2 - 3 February11 Week FebruaryCheck Timetable
Launceston8 - 9 February11 Week FebruaryCheck Timetable
Rozelle23 March (one day only)11 Week AprilSeminar Room 5
Hobart5 - 6 April11 Week AprilCheck Timetable
Hobart29 - 30 JuneWinter LateCheck Timetable
Launceston6 - 7 JulyWinter LateCheck Timetable
Launceston1 - 2 NovemberSpring ExtendedCheck Timetable
Hobart8 - 9 NovemberSpring ExtendedCheck Timetable

*Please note that the 'study period' is an administrative time period and does not reflect the actual duraction of your face-to-face classes.

Candidates undertaking the Quantitative Marine Science (QMS) or the Quantitative Antarctic Science (QAS) programs will be automatically admitted to the Graduate Diploma of Marine and Antarctic Science (S6O) in place of the Graduate Certificate in Research.

Manage your Enrolment - Approved S6O units (Core and Elective)

If you experience any enrolment difficulties, read the FAQs, contact your GRAO or email grm.imas@utas.edu.au. Ensure you include your name, student ID and a short summary of the issue.

Application for Exemption or Credit (for previous studies or experience)

If you are undertaking the Graduate Diploma of Marine and Antarctic Science (S6O), please contact your course coordinator to discuss the process.

Professional Doctorate candidates are not admitted to either of the above courses but are required to undertake coursework units applicable to their chosen degree. For the coursework requirements of your degree, contact your professional doctorate course coordinator.

Manage your Enrolment - Professional Doctorate Candidates
Application for Exemption or Credit (for previous studies or experience)

If you are undertaking a Professional Doctorate, please contact your course coordinator to discuss the process.