Applied Research Project

Subject 333-682 (2009)

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Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Occasional meetings with subject coordinator. 18 hours per semester (Semester 1, Semester 2).
Total Time Commitment: Not available

333-661 Principles of Finance and 333-662 Derivative Securities. This subject is only available to those students that would satisfy the entry criteria for the Master of Applied Finance.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Subject Overview: Students may enrol in this subject only with the prior permission of the Course Director, which will be given only after presentation of an acceptable project proposal. The proposal must be submitted at least three weeks before the start of semester, and approval finalised before the start of the semester. The final project must be submitted at the end of the relevant semester. Students are encouraged to select a project topic that overlaps with their work activities.
Objectives: On successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
  • Identify a research topic that overlaps the students work activities;
  • Critically evaluate a chosen area of the appropriate literature;
  • Present an argument on a sound basis;
  • Analyse the limitations of previous research and implications for the interpretation of results;
  • Complete an applied research project in a chosen area.
Assessment: Assignments totalling not more than 7500 words and a seminar presentation.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Oral communication
  • Written communication
  • Collaborative learning
  • Problem solving
  • Team work
  • Statistical reasoning
  • Application of theory to practice
  • Interpretation & analysis
  • Critical thinking
  • Synthesis of data and other information
  • Evaluation of data and other information
  • Using computer software
  • Accessing data and other information from a range of sources
Notes: Students may enrol in this subject only with the prior permission of the Course Director.
Related Course(s): Master of Applied Finance

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