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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
Grading basis : Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules


The work-based research project course allows doctoral candidates to implement their work-based research projects in accordance with their successfully assessed work-based research project proposals (Refer WRP9001). Students are required to implement their work-based projects and initiate the associated research methodology as stipulated in their proposal and ethics approval. Recurring enrolment in the course until completion of a final dissertation for examination is required. Candidates are supported and their progress assessed by an appointed principal supervisor who will submit biannual progress reports to the program director.

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

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Semester 3, 2022 Online
Date printed 10 February 2023