- One Semester or equivalent
- 36 hours
On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.
2022 teaching periods
HT4 Term 4
Last self enrolment:
Last withdraw without fail:
Aims and objectives
This unit aims to provide commencing doctoral candidates with the key capabilities to present a research proposal at their Confirmation of Candidature review that will make a significant and original contribution to knowledge and/or practice. In exposing doctoral candidates to the characteristics of innovative and impactful research as well as a range of strategies, tools and processes for its development, this unit seeks to help them to cultivate the mindset, knowledge and practical skills to design to translate this to their own research.
Students who successfully complete this unit, will be able to:
- Differentiate a range of generic strategies/processes/tools that supervisors and PhD candidates across different disciplines often use to develop PhD topics engage with significance and originality, project quality and impact.
- Evaluate, adopt, and adapt these generic strategies/processes/tools in their own research context to generate contents that can help them to propose a doctoral research project that makes significant and original contribution to knowledge/practice.
- Present their doctoral research project’s potential theoretical/practical contributions to smart non-expert audiences via oral and written communication channels.