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HMT3001 Independent Study Project A

Semester 1, 2022 Online
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities & Communication
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 12 August 2022


Examiner: Rebecca Te'o


Pre-requisite: Completion of 16 units, of which 5 must be in area of proposed study project; subject to agreement of appropriate supervisor.
Enrolment is not permitted in HMT3001 or HMT3002 if PRL3002 has been previously completed.


The ability to apply theories and content is a crucial component of any area of study within the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts. It is particularly important that students are able to identify research and professional problems, resolve them in a methodical and ethical manner, and reflect critically on the process. This course enables students to develop advanced skills within the area of their disciplinary major, in close consultation with a designated supervisor.

This course enables students to enhance and diversify an area of specialist studies or acquire professional experience, through independent learning and/or work placement. The course builds on theory and practice taught previously in students' chosen major. The course is flexible in terms of the variety of ways in which students may successfully complete assessment. To complete this course however, students will be required to devise a special research project or complete a work placement. Students will demonstrate advanced scholarship through the submission of professional reports or an extended research essay.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course students should have:

  1. knowledge of the major themes and theoretical issues in their chosen area of study;
  2. an ability to comprehend specialist literature and to synthesise this in rational arguments;
  3. demonstrated academic and professional literacy at an advanced level by carrying out appropriate and relevant research independently;
  4. employed advanced ethical research and enquiry skills in the consistent application of norms and practices that underpin academic and professional integrity;
  5. advanced level written communication skills appropriate to the discipline and profession;
  6. demonstrated advanced level management, planning and organisational skills by planning and responding to feedback;
  7. demonstrated cultural empathy in a critical and reflective manner;
  8. shown creativity and initiative in response to professional and academic problems.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Research skills 25.00
2. Critical evaluation 25.00
3. Cultural and ethical norms 20.00
4. Professional communication 30.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

There are no texts or materials required for this course.

Student workload expectations

To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.

Assessment details

Description Weighting (%)
Date printed 12 August 2022