AST 8023 Dissertation Presentation

Subject Cat-nbr Class Term Mode Description Units Campus
AST 8023 44844 2, 2005 ONC Dissertation Presentation 4.00 Toowoomba

Academic group: FOART
Academic org: FOA003
Student contribution band: 1
ASCED code: 090300



Examiner: Don McMillen


Pre-requisite: AST9022


Successful written and oral presentation of the dissertation is the final component of the Master of Arts program.


This course provides an opportunity for integration of all aspects of the Master of Arts dissertation, writing up of the final draft, and final submission for evaluation.


On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:-

  1. integrate all aspects of their dissertation;
  2. present and submit their dissertation for evaluation.


Description Weighting (%)
1. Writing of drafts of dissertation
2. Submission of final draft of dissertation
3. Oral presentation of dissertation

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Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.


Private Study 650.00
Supervisor Consultation 14.00


Description Marks out of Wtg(%) Due date
COMPLETE DISSERT'N & SEM PRES 1.00 100.00 18 Nov 2005 (see note 1)
The seminar presentation will be scheduled for late October 2005. Due date for completed dissertation will be early November. Grading will be on the basis of "Pass, Incomplete, Fail".


  1. Attendance requirements:
    It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as workshops and consultation with supervisors) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    See Note 1
  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    If students submit Dissertations/Projects after the due date without prior approval or documented medical circumstances, then a fail grade will be given.
  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    See Note 1
  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    Not applicable
  6. Examination information:
    There is no set exam for this course. However the Dissertation/Project will be examined under the conditions set out for the program.
  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    Given the details under (6) above, there are no deferred exams for this course. However, if any deferred/makeup work is granted, it would have to be submitted by a date set by the examiner.
  8. University Regulations:
    Students should read USQ Regulations 5.1 Definitions, 5.6. Assessment, and 5.10 Academic Misconduct for further information and to avoid actions which might contravene University Regulations. These regulations can be found at the URL or in the current USQ Handbook.


9. (a) The due date for an assignment is the date by which a student must lodge the assignment at the USQ. (b) Students must retain a copy of each item submitted for assessment. This must be produced within five days if required by the Examiner. (c) In accordance with University's Assignment Extension Policy (Regulation 5.6.1), the examiner of a course may grant an extension of the due date of an assignment in extenuating circumstances such as documented ill-health. (d) Students who have undertaken all of the required assessments in the course but who have failed to meet some of the specified objectives of the course within the normally prescribed time may be awarded the temporary grade: IM Incomplete-Makeup). An IM grade will only be awarded when, in the opinion of the examiner, a student will be able to achieve the remaining objectives of the course after a period of non-directed personal study. (e) Students who, for medical, family/personal, or employment-related reasons, are unable to complete an assignment or sit for an examination at the scheduled time, may apply to defer an assessment in the course. Such a request must be accompanied by appropriate supporting documentation. One of the following temporary grades may be awarded: IDS (Incomplete - Deferred Examination; IDM (Incomplete Deferred Make-up); IDB (Incomplete - Both Deferred Examination and Deferred Make-up).