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AIX493 - Dissertation Preparation

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Enrolment modes:

(B, X)

Credit point(s):1

Trimester 1

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:A Vandenberg

Must be enrolled in A400 course.

Incompatible with:

AIX492, ASP491

Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour seminar weekly, and off campus equivalent

Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


This unit shows students how to specify the topic of their thesis research in the social sciences and humanities, how to delimit the literature of other research relevant to the topic, how to summarise the literature of other research, and how to develop an argument about where the gaps are that need to be filled with further research.


Assessment 1.  Literature Review 1500 words 30%. 

Assessment 2.  Dissertation Proposal 2000 words 40%. 


Assessment 3.

- On-campus:  Seminar participation, exercises, all trimester 30%. 

- Off-campus:  Journal entries one, two and three comments - And - Workbook 30%.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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