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SRR711 - Thesis

Unit details


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Tuba Kocaturk
Trimester 2: Angela Kreutz
Trimester 3: Astrid Roetzel

Students enrolled in S701 or S711 - SRR782 in addition to 2 level 7 SR* coded units.

Students enrolled in S700 - SRR782 in addition to 3 level 7 SR* coded units.

Students enrolled in S791 or S792 - SRR782 or SRR720 in addition to 3 level 7 SR* coded units.

Students enrolled in S703, S764, S702 or S795 - SRR782.


Must be enrolled in S700, S701, S702, S703, S711, S764, S791, S792 or S795

Incompatible with:


Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 300 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 2 hour class per week (weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 8 and 9); (supervision to be arranged with supervisor, minimum study commitment of 20 hours per week).

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin (supervision to be arranged with supervisor, minimum study commitment of 20 hours per week).


Also note that delays in completing the thesis could mean that the course will take longer to complete than the stated duration.


In this Unit students will undertake a Masters level thesis or research project related to their course of study, following one of two Inquiry Pathways: either a written research thesis, or a research exegesis (undertaken via a research project). By the end of the Unit students will have developed knowledge and skills to become independent researchers.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit

At the completion of this Unit
successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Describe the relevance and context of a research topic.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking


Select and apply a research method appropriate to the research question and the timeframe.

GLO6: Self-management


Identify existing knowledge relevant to the research topic and critically analyse information sources.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking


Design a theoretical/ conceptual framework and reflect on how the research is situated relative to existing knowledge.

GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving


Communicate research in a professional and scholarly manner via a coherent narrative and apply referencing principles when citing and referencing sources.

GLO2: Communication

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Student output Weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Typically due 
Feasibility study (Outline thesis/ exegesis) Written report, approximately 3,000 words 20% Week 4
Final developed thesis/ exegesis Written Inquiry Pathway, 8,000-10,000 words.  Exegesis Inquiry Pathway, 5,000-words 65% Week 11
Digital (Oral) presentation Narrated PowerPoint or video/oral presentation.  3-minute maximum each 15% Week 12

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: SRR711 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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