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WRP9002 Work-Based Research Project

Units : 2
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts


Pre-requisite: WRP9001 and Students must be enrolled in the Doctor of Professional Studies program (DPRS)

Other requisites

Re-enrolment in the WRP9002 course until dissertation submission is dependent on an assessment of good progress in the preceding semester.

Students will require access to e-mail and have reliable internet access for this course.

Computer literacy is now expected as part of professional life, and is an integral element in the studying and learning process associated with this course. The course makes significant use of the internet and online environment.


Doctoral candidates undertaking their work-based research project should enrol in this course for each semester of their candidature. This will normally be for a total of ten semesters or until the candidate is ready to finalise and submit their final dissertation in agreement with their supervisor. The candidate will combine work and study, by investigating, analyzing, assessing and developing possible improvements or innovations to some agreed aspect(s) (process(es), procedure(s) or product(s)) at the student's workplace. With the help and support of an supervisor, it is expected that the student will study appropriate literature and other resources, research methodology and undertake other activities, as in the student's approved work-based research project proposal. The student must demonstrate a capability of successfully undertaking self-managed and/or collaborative research and project development culminating in providing a report of their progress at the completion of each study period.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2014 External
Semester 2, 2014 External
Semester 3, 2014 External