Capstone Research Project

Subject EDUC90073 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

February, Hawthorn - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 09-Feb-2015 to 12-Jun-2015
Assessment Period End 19-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 05-Mar-2015
Census Date 13-Mar-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-May-2015

April, Hawthorn - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Apr-2015 to 19-Jun-2015
Assessment Period End 26-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 07-May-2015
Census Date 15-May-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 05-Jun-2015

September, Hawthorn - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 21-Sep-2015 to 13-Nov-2015
Assessment Period End 20-Nov-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 01-Oct-2015
Census Date 09-Oct-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 30-Oct-2015

Individual supervision sessions, as negotiated. It is expected that student time commitment for the subject will be at least 24 hours

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours
Total Time Commitment:

Approx. 340 hours


To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted in the Master of English in a Global Context. This subject is not available for students admitted in any other courses.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
February, July
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, 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 the Disability Liaison Unit:


Mrs Susan Worthington


Program Coordinator: Burim Boonwirat

Phone: 9810 3318


Subject Overview:

An individually negotiated research project that comprises the Capstone experience for this course. Drawing on theory, knowledge and skills developed throughout the Master of English in a Global Context, students will undertake a substantial critical review of a particular body of literature. The Capstone project will culminate with the synthesis of findings of their work in a written report. A hurdle requirement for this subject is that students will also provide an oral presentation of their findings, which should incorporate a reflection on the key learnings and understandings they have gained from their studies in the Master of English in a Global Context.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • understand the process of undertaking a research project;
  • develop applied research skills;
  • conduct a constructively critical literature review;
  • be able to investigate systematically a matter of academic or professional concern and
  • be able to write a clear and coherent report on their research.

Research report, 10,000 words (100%)

  • Part A: Literature Review: 4000 words, mid semester 20%
  • Part B: Outstanding Report sections (Scope, Findings, Conclusions), 6,000 words, end semester, 80%

Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Master of English in a Global Context

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