Graduate Certificate in Research (X5A)

Overview  2022

Duration
Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 Years
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Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 Years
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The Graduate Certificate in Research has been introduced by the University to assist Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates systematically acquire the skills and training they need to complete their research. The Graduate Certificate is also part of an initiative by the University to internationalise and increase the transferability of UTAS degrees, improve student experience and retention rates, and ensure the timeliness of completion of higher degrees by research.

All PhD and Research Masters candidates commencing after 1 January 2011 are required to participate in the program.

Please visit the Graduate Certificate in Research website for detailed information including core unit dates, managing your enrolment, applying for credit / exemptions and off schedule unit requests.

**NOTE: XGR501 and XGR502 are intensive taught units. Face-to-face (including Zoom) attendance days can be found through the MyLO unit, or on the Graduate Research website (https://secure.utas.edu.au/research-admin/graduate-research/current-candidates/your-graduate-research-coursework).

The Bologna Process identified the global need to raise the quality of both research environments and HDR graduates: It is now commonly agreed that HDR candidates need to be equipped with generic and transferable skills and an understanding of social and ethical responsibility, both of which improve completion rates and broadens a candidate's career prospects.

Postgraduate training is now seen as moving beyond merely training the next generation of academics. Instead it is accepted as a means of equipping an advanced workforce with the skills necessary for critical thinking and team work.

The Graduate Certificate (Research) will include a generic unit that exposes candidates to the issues surrounding ethical research, long term data storage and meta-tagging, intellectual property and patents, commercial and other sensitivities, opportunities to commercialise the outputs of research, and the globalisation of research.

Career outcomes

The Graduate Certificate will imbue our HDR graduates with the fundamental skills and attributes that future employers would expect, including competencies in communication and advanced analysis specific to their discipline.

Professional Recognition

Course structure

All PhD candidates must complete XGR501 Introduction to Higher Degree by Research, and one other unit prior to Confirmation of Candidature and must complete all of the Graduate Certificate (where applicable) within two years of full time (or equivalent) candidature. It is highly recommended that the second unit completed for Confirmation be XGR502 Communicating Research, however it is understood that in some cases greater benefit may be gained from completion of another unit at this time. Please discuss with your supervisor and the Coordinator of the Graduate Certificate in Research if a unit other than XGR502 is being considered.


Research Masters candidates must complete 50% of the Graduate Certificate: XGR501 Introduction to Higher Degree by Research prior to confirmation of candidature and a second unit (XGR502 or an elective) before submission for examination.

Schedule

Introduction to Higher Degree by Research will introduce doctoral and masters candidates to higher degrees by research (HDR) study at the University of Tasmania.Candidates will be introduced to a range of topics including what it means to be an HDR…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)
HobartSemester 1
HobartWinter school (late)
HobartSummer school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Communicating Research introduces principles of academic writing, referencing and broad presentation skills to PhD and Masters candidates to higher degrees by research (HDR) training at the University of Tasmania.This unit will focus on a range of topics including: managing and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)
HobartSemester 1
HobartWinter school (late)
HobartSummer school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

And at least two of (totalling no less than 25%)

Entrepreneurship is a way of looking at business that is focused on opportunities, creativity and innovation. It is also about having a passion for doing the things that are important to you, be they related to business or not. It…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Cradle CoastAccelerated Study Period 3
Cradle CoastSemester 2
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonAccelerated Study Period 1
LauncestonAccelerated Study Period 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduces students to a range of research methods in the scholarly study of issues in accounting and related disciplines. the learning activities are designed to develop research skills so that students are well equipped to competently and confidently critique academic…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students in this unit you will explore advanced issues connected with the research process in Accounting and Business Management. You will be equipped with a sound knowledge of a systematic and ethical approach to research. The unit will encourage critical…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students will acquire the skills and techniques required to analyse and manage data, interpret results, and report data analysis methods and findings in a business environment. Qualitative and quantitative research approaches are examined to consider their respective contributions, discretely and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit entitled Flow Cytometry will develop practical skills and theoretical knowledge of the modern instrumentation, tools and techniques used to examine cells by flow cytometry. You are encouraged to make links between this unit and your research to contextualise…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit explores the principles, theories and practice of epidemiology. Students are provided with a comprehensive introduction to the collection and interpretation of epidemiological data within the framework of health, health care delivery and human services. The unit content covers…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is concerned with the practice of health-care in extreme environments. It starts with generic considerations before moving on to examine the following extreme environments in detail: cold, high altitude, desert, maritime, underwater, aviation, and space. The challenges of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The aims of this unit are: to introduce fundamental concepts of biostatistics and provide a background in descriptive and analytical methods that are used to estimate association between variables. This unit covers statistical theory, data entry and manipulation methods, data…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds upon the courses CAM528 Introduction to Epidemiology and CAM625 Introduction to Biostatistics. You will consolidate and expand your knowledge on epidemiology and will learn biostatistics in an applied manner. The goal is to introduce you to the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit aims to provide participants with a basic understanding of health economics, its value and limitations. It will familiarise participants with the application of economic theory to health and health care issues, and review and analyse policy and practice…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Life course epidemiology explores the long term influences on health of exposures occurring earlier in life, for example during gestation, infancy, childhood or earlier in adulthood. This unit explores the principles, theories and practice of this important field of epidemiology,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit will equip students with an understanding of the research methods used in health disciplines in order to interpret published research, and design research of their own. The Unit content includes the theoretical underpinning of both qualitative and quantitative…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

ELT501, Foundations of University Learning and Teaching, is designed to provide information and a collegial environment to support you in developing a rich and integrated understanding of university learning and teaching issues, with reference to the UTAS context.You will explore…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit develops an understanding of education in a range of contexts and in a global society. In the unit we will work together to develop a richer understanding of how we know about education as well as how to…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is about planning research. The content and activities on this MyLO site willtake you through the steps needed to plan a research project. The 3 assignments askyou to build up a thorough plan for a research project. The…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is designed for HDR candidates in the data-collection stage of candidature/coursework to prepare them for data analysis and representation appropriate to relevant methodological techniques and/or approaches they have employed. The unit provides broad learning across qualitative, quantitative, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides learning for you as an HDR candidate to develop your skills and knowledge of academic writing for publication (i.e., journal articles). It provides you, as an aspiring researcher, with a framework for writing based on modules such…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The importance of gratitude to enhance our social and emotional wellbeing has gained momentum in the past decade as a topic of research in a number of fields. In this unit you will critically reflect on the meaning and role…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines the role that music has played in the Western Church from the pre-Reformation period to the present day. Focusing on specific topics, it considers a range of musical styles and usages that have been developed in response…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides an opportunity for students to explore in-depth historical, theoretical and/or contextual aspects of music and creative arts research. Topics focus on recent developments in key areas of research and practice, enabling students to refine research and communication…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is designed to familiarize honours and postgraduate students with academic writing, research resources, diverse methodological approaches, research governance and various means of interpreting and framing research outcomes. Students will develop the skills with which to frame and communicate…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit addresses the communication needs of students, current and intending professionals required to speak in presentation contexts. Participants will experience specific vocal and physical skills in the presentation of dynamic and highly focused material and tasks. Various delivery techniques…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hobart5 Week Session Jun
LauncestonIntensive Session Feb A

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit prepares commencing HDR candidates for practice-based research in the Creative Arts. The unit aims to help candidates to steep themselves in the theory of their own research area, and to be able to examine it analytically in relationship…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit summarises key developments in journalism, media and communications theory, approaches and methods. It reviews the work of significant theorists and addresses a range of approaches. Various methodological resources are outlined for students, helping them to both undertake their…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is specifically designed for science and engineering graduates requiring a rigorous applied and functional knowledge of signal conditioning and data acquisition appropriate for experiments carried out in the maritime field. The subject matter has been designed around the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The design and analysis of engineering fluid systems and marine vehicles require the prediction of the fluid behaviour and the interaction between the fluid and the system. This requires a good knowledge of fluid dynamic principles and the behaviour under…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Qualitative Research Methods provides Honours, Masters and HDR candidates with grounding in qualitative research methodologies and associated methods. Students will develop abilities in framing research questions; developing, critiquing and applying qualitative research methodologies; defending method choice; and the practicalities of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Obtaining project funding is critical for a successful career in research and grant writing is an art form. In this unit, higher degree research students will gain an insight into the research funding environment in Australia. Different types of grants…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will introduce students to quantitative data analysis techniques. Students will learn aspects of collecting, processing, analysing and presenting quantitative information. Topics include: statistical presentation of data, experimental design, data exploration techniques, fitting linear models and their extensions, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartIntensive Session Jun

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Bioinformatics is a core skill that is desperately needed by practitioners in the life sciences, from health to pathology and epidemiology to fundamental biological research. It is a discipline that brings together tools from mathematics, statistics, and computer science, to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces the latest approaches and innovative technologies used in polar marine phytoplankton. After a review of current methodologies and techniques, the theory and application of Electron Microscopy, Microelectrodes, Fast Repetition Rate Fluorometers, Pulse Amplitude Fluorometers, HPLC pigment analysis,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores the suite of molecular tools available to biologists and how they can be applied to questions concerning the biology, ecology, diversity, phylogeography and evolution of marine organisms. Topics covered include theory and practice of key molecular tools…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides theoretical and practical training in scientific diving, focusing on both safe diving procedures in the conduct of science underwater and a range of scientific techniques used commonly by scientific divers. Students who complete the course satisfactorily will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (November)
Hobart11 Week Session Apr

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Quantitative skills are among the basic and fundamental tools of professional ecologists and biologists. They are necessary to design studies, analyse data, and to assess and interpret published studies. This unit provides a solid grounding in appropriate ways to collect…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is an elective coursework unit intended for physics and maths honours students. This unit in mathematical physics aims to provide an understanding of general relativity as a theory of gravity relating to the geometric properties of spacetime. We begin…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Biogeochemistry describes the cycling of carbon, nitrogen, sulfur and much more through the Earth system. Marine biogeochemistry is a relatively young science which over the past 50 years has grown from the application of chemical analyses of environmental samples to…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit discusses the science behind management of fisheries, and introduces key concepts in fisheries population dynamics, assessment of fisheries stocks, interpreting data from tagged fish, ecosystem interactions with fisheries, fishery economics, and assessing fishery impacts.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit covers the concepts and techniques used to make formal comparison of alternative options for management of marine systems and resources. As there are generally several ways to model a given system and different approaches to specific management issues…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hobart5 Week Session Feb B

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit presents a range of advanced statistical and data analysis techniques used in the marine sciences for students with an existing background in quantitative analysis. The course covers concepts of generalised linear models (GLMs), generalised additive models (GAMs), Bayes…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartWinter school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

XGR504 will provide the postgraduate researcher with a greater understanding of the diversity, capability and applicability of the specialist analytical equipment housed within the Central Science Laboratory (CSL). The unit will include an introductory overview of CSL capabilities followed by…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartFull Year Period

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit enables HDR candidates 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…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Alternatively, one off-the-schedule12.5% unit (200/300/400 level unit, or 100 level unit for languages) that complements the candidate's current research program may be proposed, subject to approval by the relevant course coordinator, primary supervisor and Dean of Graduate Research.

Entry requirements

Admission Prerequisites

Higher degree by research concurrent enrolment

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Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students will be provided with a Research Training Program (RTP) Fees Offset scholarship of AUD $22,000- $33,000. This scholarship is provided to individual students to offset their tuition fees.

These funds are provided by the Commonwealth Government as a contribution to the University towards the direct costs of a student’s research training (supervision, access to resources or facilities at the University, costs associated with fieldwork, training in techniques and necessary coursework undertaken outside the School/Institute).

International students

2022 Total Course Fee (international students): $6,703 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $13,405 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

Scholarships

Higher Degree by Research Candidates may apply for a variety of scholarships to assist with the cost of living, tuition fees and other research costs. For a full list of scholarships available to domestic and international candidates please visit the Graduate Research website.

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