As well as attending the online interactive face-to-face days (3 consecutive days) Zoom sessions, students will need to access XGR501 in MyLO.
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 candidate; the governance framework that articulates the terms and conditions of a HDR program; research ethics; planning and managing a research project; how to work in a research team; moral rights and protecting and commercialising research; information retrieval, library services; and resources and occupational health and safety.
The unit will be taught via two days of block teaching (online, face-to-face, via Zoom) and assessment tasks will focus on meeting key objectives required for confirmation of candidature. Attendance at the face-to-face Zoom classes is mandatory. Enrolled candidates can check their interactive class dates and times here: (https://universitytasmania.sharepoint.com/sites/research-division/SitePages/Graduate-Research-Coursework.aspx).
XGR501 is a core unit of the Graduate Certificate in Research. It introduces a range of topics that will be developed further in the remaining units of the course. Please note you will not incur a tuition fee for this unit.
|Unit name||Introduction to Higher Degree by Research|
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research)
|Discipline||Graduate Certificate in Research Income|
|Coordinator||Doctor Kiran Ahuja|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Online||Winter school (late)||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Online||Spring school (extended)||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Spring school (extended)||4/11/2024||27/11/2024||31/12/2024||23/2/2025|
|Winter school (late)||24/6/2024||12/7/2024||5/8/2024||15/9/2024|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- Understand the relevant policies and procedures applicable to higher degree by research candidates enrolled at the University of Tasmania.
- Design and present a detailed research plan for an extended research project.
- Demonstrate awareness and understanding of the relevance and importance of occupational health and safety as it applies in your own workplace.
- Demonstrate understanding of the social and ethical implications of research and appropriate professional behaviour consistent with the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research and other relevant guidelines.
- Demonstrate awareness and understanding of key intellectual property concepts and the various stages of commercialisation.
- Find, acquire, evaluate, manage, and use relevant information in a range of media.
- Identify, evaluate, and implement personal learning strategies.
The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.
|Assessment||Plan (25%)|Self-directed learning (25%)|Test or quiz (25%)|Test or quiz (25%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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