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AIM731 - Minor Thesis A

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250
Unit chair:J Sweet

AIM712 and 

(i) Students must contact the unit chair prior to enrolling in this unit.

(ii) Students must have completed at least twelve credit points in the course prior to enrolling in this unit.

(iii) The unit is normally available only to students who gain Distinction averages in their coursework units, and enrolment is subject to the availability of a supervisor.



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin with meetings with teaching staff as required.


Additional notes:

Assessment for the overall Minor Thesis, comprising units AIM731 and AIM732, is a research dissertation of 15-20,000 words (100%) applicable at completion of AIM732 Minor Thesis B.

Completion of both AIM731 and AIM732 can be undertaken in one or over two trimesters. The rationale for offering the Minor Thesis in the form of two 2 credit point units is to provide the opportunity to complete the Minor Thesis part-time.

There are no formal assessment requirements in, or an exit point providing formal credit, from AIM731 Minor Thesis A.


Students enrolled in this unit will also have to undertake as a co-requisite AIM732 Minor Thesis B. Assessment across these units is a dissertation of 15-20,000 words, equivalent to an Honours thesis. The thesis will be based on primary and secondary sources and may also draw on fieldwork or other data. The thesis will involve theoretical, interpretative and analytical work and will be 15000 -20000 words in length (including footnotes/endnotes, but excluding bibliography/reference list and appendices).


15000 - 20000 word thesis (100%)

Evidence of appropriate progress (including an outline of the project, identifying aims, approach, organisation and a literature review) must be presented at a colloquium on a date to be arranged with the supervisor no later than Week Eight of the relevant trimester. Satisfactory completion of this colloquium is a hurdle requirement.

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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