Available in 2017, 2018
Course code



20 units


4000 level

Course handbook


This course involves conducting an independent research project and the production of a written thesis. The project and thesis must sit within the field of educational scholarship and research.

Availability2017 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2017
  • Semester 2 - 2018


  • Semester 2 - 2017
  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Conduct an independent research project.

2. Critically analyse educational research and scholarship.

3. Write up research in the form of a thesis or report of no less than 12,000 words.

4. Work effectively with a research mentor or supervisor.


 As negotiated with supervisor.

Assumed knowledge

Minimum of 160 units of undergraduate study, including 120 units study in Education units incorporating all of the following: EDUC2102, EDUC2103, EDUC4955, and EDUC4965. This course is only available to students who have been admitted to the Embedded+ Honours program.

Assessment items

Project: Projects - Honours Dissertation

Contact hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah

Individual Supervision

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term