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EXR791 - Designing and Developing a Research Project

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:P White



Note: This prerequisite cannot be waived, and EXR791 cannot be taken concurrently with any of EXR796, EXR797, EXR798 or EXR799



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour Class per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


This unit further develops students’ understanding of the tasks and key decisions involved in sound research design and writing by working with a nominated supervisor. It is the second in a two-unit sequence which will prepare students to undertake the research paper (EXR796/EXR797) or minor thesis (EXR798/EXR799) component of their Master’s course. In EXR791 students develop their own detailed and well-argued research proposal and provide critical feedback on peers’ proposals. If required, students will also apply for ethics approval to conduct their research. Students work with a supervisor to refine their conceptualisation of the research project and to present a well-developed summary of their proposal for review.


Proposal Presentation, 2000 words, 30%

Research Proposal, 4000 words, 70%

Unit Fee Information

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

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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