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Master of Science (Research) (MSCR) - MSCR

CRICOS code (International applicants): 070618G

 On-campus^External^
Semester intake:Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Campus:Ipswich, Toowoomba -
Fees:Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Research Training Program (RTP) - Fees Offset scheme
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Research Training Program (RTP) - Fees Offset scheme
Residential school:Psychology Research specialisation:
Toowoomba or Ipswich campus 
Psychology Research specialisation:
Toowoomba or Ipswich campus (compulsory) 
Standard duration:1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time maximum 

Notes

The Applied specialisation is not available to International on-campus students at the Ipswich campus.

Footnotes
^The Applied and Advanced specialisations are available externally and on-campus in Toowoomba and Ipswich. The Psychology Research specialisation is available externally (with a compulsory residential school) and on-campus in Ipswich (with a compulsory residential school).

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Professional accreditation

The Master of Science (Research) Psychology Research specialisation is not accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

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Program aims

This program provides opportunities for motivated and highly qualified students to undertake advanced study and to produce a research-based thesis. Students will develop appropriate research skills and specialist area knowledge that will enhance their career prospects or allow them to proceed to further appropriate higher degree studies.

Applied Research specialisation

The specialisation is designed to provide students with a combination of coursework and related research which will provide and enhance student knowledge across a range of science based disciplines.

Psychology Research specialisation

This specialisation is designed to provide students with extended psychology research training which will provide and enhance student knowledge in psychology research and professional psychology practices.

Advanced Research specialisation

This specialisation is designed to provide students who have already undertaken substantial prior studies in a relevant area with the opportunity to focus on a significant research project in a related area.

Transfer between specialisations within this program is not possible.

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Program objectives

General objectives

On successful completion of this program a graduate should be able to:

  • identify, interpret and evaluate major issues of contemporary theory and practice in their discipline area

  • comprehend and evaluate developments in a chosen discipline area and critically examine the relationships between such developments and contemporary theory

  • apply a knowledge of the principles and ethics of research within their chosen discipline area

  • identify research topics and undertake research using appropriate research methods and principles.

  • report and disseminate research outcomes.


Specialisation Objectives

Applied Research specialisation

On successful completion of this program a graduate should be able to:

  • apply extended knowledge, skills and research expertise in a specified field of scientific research building upon their three year degree

  • plan and execute a substantial applied research project in their chosen discipline area.


Psychology Research specialisation

On successful completion of this program a graduate should be able to:

  • apply extended knowledge, skills, and research expertise in the discipline of psychology

  • clearly articulate the ethical and social responsibilities of psychology practice and research

  • identify, interpret and critically evaluate major issues in contemporary psychological theory and research

  • apply high levels of proficiency in psychology research including research planning and implementation, analysis, interpretation and evaluation of research results, and the presentation and communication of research findings to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.


Advanced Research specialisation

On successful completion of this program a graduate should be able to:

  • extend and develop the research expertise and techniques of students entering the specialisation with a four year degree or equivalent

  • plan and execute a substantial advanced research project in their chosen discipline area

  • apply thorough research skills to be eligible to transfer (if desired) to a doctoral program from this specialisation.


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Australian Qualifications Framework

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is a single national, comprehensive system of qualifications offered by higher education institutions (including universities), vocational education and training institutions and secondary schools. Each AQF qualification has a set of descriptors which define the type and complexity of knowledge, skills and application of knowledge and skills that a graduate who has been awarded that qualification has attained, and the typical volume of learning associated with that qualification type.

This program is at AQF Qualification Level 09. Graduates at this level will have specialised knowledge and skills for research, and/or professional practice and/or further learning.

The full set of levels criteria and qualification type descriptors can be found by visiting www.aqf.edu.au.

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Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

Application for Admission

The degree is centred on a research project, supervised by a principal and an associate supervisor. It is therefore essential that intending candidates clarify their topic for research and seek an academic staff member able to provide principal supervision. Application forms and advice on procedures for enrolment may be obtained from the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences. Intending candidates are advised to allow several months for discussion with potential supervisors and for consideration of the application prior to the commencement of candidature.

Intending applicants must consult the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences before they apply. Applicants must then submit a Direct Entry application form together with other information as specified by the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences. The applicants must receive approval from the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences for the proposed study plan, and may also be required to attend an interview with the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences prior to confirmation of acceptance.

Admission Criteria

Master of Science (Research) (Applied Research)

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Science (Research) (Applied Research), applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • completion of a three-year Australian university bachelor degree in the area of the related field of study with a GPA of 5.0 out of 7.0 for the last 2 full years of the degree or above, or equivalent


or

  • equivalent qualification and work experience in the related field of study as determined by the program coordinator


and

  • acceptance will be subject to the availability of, and endorsement by, a USQ supervisor.

  • English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 3.


Master of Science (Research) (Psychology Research)

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Science (Research) (Psychology Research), applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • completion of a program of study approved by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as constituting the first three years (or equivalent) of study in psychology within the last three years and

  • achieved a GPA of 5.0 out of 7.0 or above in the psychology courses in an APAC accredited undergraduate program


and

  • acceptance will be subject to the availability of, and endorsement by, a USQ supervisor.

  • English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 3.


Master of Science (Research) (Advanced Research)

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Science (Research) (Advanced Research), applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • completion of a four-year Australian university bachelor degree in the area of the related field of study with a GPA of 5.0 out of 7.0 for the last 2 full years of the degree, or above, or equivalent


or

  • completion of a 1.5 year Australian university Masters degree in a relevant discipline with a GPA of 5.0 out of 7.0 or above, or equivalent


or

  • equivalent qualification and work experience in the related field of study as determined by the program coordinator


and

  • acceptance will be subject to the availability of, and endorsement by, a USQ supervisor.

  • English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 3.


All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements.

If students do not meet the English language requirements they may apply to study a University-approved English language program. On successful completion of the English language program, students may be admitted to an award program.

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Program fees

Domestic full fee paying place

Domestic full fee paying places are funded entirely through the full fees paid by the student. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Domestic full fee paying students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called FEE-HELP provided they meet the residency and citizenship requirements.

Australian citizens, Permanent Humanitarian Visa holders, Permanent Resident visa holders and New Zealand citizens who will be resident outside Australia for the duration of their program pay full tuition fees and are not eligible for FEE-Help.

International full fee paying place

International students pay full fees. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken and whether they are studied on-campus, via distance education/online. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Research Training Program (RTP) - Fees Offset scheme

All Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens commencing a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) program will have their tuition fees paid by the Australian Commonwealth Government under the Research Training Program (RTP) Fees Offset scheme. The RTP Fees Offset scheme covers program fees for an HDR student up to a maximum period of four years for full-time study or up to eight years part-time study for a Doctoral program, and up to a maximum period of two years for full-time or four years part-time for a Masters by Research program.
As part of the enrolment process, students are required to submit proof of citizenship or permanent residency status and transcripts of all previous academic study. This documentation enables the University of Southern Queensland to determine eligibility for an RTP Fees Offset place.

If a student's RTP Fees Offset entitlement expires before completion of the program, the student will be required to pay full tuition fees.

Students eligible for an RTP Fees Offset place are those who:

  • have not used RTP Fees Offset funding in the previous three years; or

  • have already used RTP Fees Offset funding and have successfully completed an HDR program. Once a student completes an HDR program, full entitlements of RTP Fees Offset are restored.


The Australian Commonwealth Government’s contribution to program fees must be acknowledged on all published material relating to a research project via a statement identifying the support received through the RTP Fees Offset scheme.

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Program structure

Applied Research specialisation

There are 12 units in the program. There are four coursework units which will include a research training course. Courses are normally at level 4 or above and are selected in consultation with the supervisor to reflect additional training complementary to the area of research to be undertaken. The research training course will consist of SCI4405 Research Practice and Ethics or HSC8050 Research Methodology for the Human Sciences or ENG8001 Engineering Research Methods or equivalent (as approved by the Program Coordinator).

The remaining 8-unit research project will be undertaken in consultation with an approved supervisor. The first research project course SCI9012 Master of Science Research Project B is evaluated by a progress report and a thesis proposal.

The student will prepare a thesis based on independently conducted research. To successfully complete the thesis, students will be required to select a research topic, carry out supervised research on the chosen topic using an appropriate research method and present and defend the results. The Masters level thesis will be examined as per the Higher Degree by Research Thesis Examination Schedule.

The thesis topic may be drawn, depending on availability, from the areas of:

  • Agricultural Science

  • Applied Climate Science

  • Astronomy

  • Biology

  • Computer Science

  • Counselling

  • Data Science

  • Environmental Science

  • Mathematics

  • Midwifery

  • Nursing

  • Physical Sciences

  • Psychology

  • Spatial Science

  • Sport and Exercise

  • Statistics


Psychology Research specialisation

There are 12 units in the program. There are four compulsory Level 4 psychology coursework units.

The remaining 8-unit research project will be undertaken in consultation with an approved supervisor. The first research project course SCI9017 Master of Science Psychology Research Project is evaluated by a progress report and a thesis proposal.

The student will prepare a thesis based on independently conducted research. To successfully complete the thesis, students will be required to select a research topic, carry out supervised research on the chosen topic using an appropriate research method and present and defend the results.The Masters level thesis will be examined as per the Higher Degree by Research Thesis Examination Schedule.

Advanced Research specialisation

Candidates will be expected to conduct their studies in areas of science research that reflect the expertise of current staff in the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences. Most research active staff are also members of a USQ Research Centre. Details of current research programs and potential supervisors can be found on the Research webpage.

The emphasis of the program will be on developing the appropriate knowledge and skills to undertake independent research and professional practice. Accordingly, a major component of the program will be a supervised research project.

There are 12 units in the program. There is one unit of coursework research training, one postgraduate elective (coursework or research training as approved by the program coordinator) and 10 units of independent research. Progress in the research courses is monitored via research reports co-ordinated by the Office of Research and Higher Degrees. In addition, two of the research project courses (SCI9012 Master of Science Research Project B and SCI9013 Master of Science Research Project C are formally evaluated. SCI9012 Master of Science Research Project B is evaluated by a progress report and a thesis proposal. In the case of SCI9013, this is evaluated by a progress seminar and progress report.

The student will prepare a thesis based on independently conducted research. To successfully complete the thesis, students will be required to select a research topic, carry out supervised research on the chosen topic using an appropriate research method and present and defend the results. The Masters level thesis will be examined as per the Higher Degree by Research Thesis Examination Schedule.

The research training course will consist of SCI4405 Research Practice and Ethics or HSC8050 Research Methodology for the Human Sciences for the Human Sciences or ENG8001 Engineering Research Methods or equivalent (as approved by the Program Coordinator).

The thesis topic may be drawn, depending on availability, from the areas of:

  • Agricultural Science

  • Applied Climate Science

  • Astronomy

  • Biology

  • Computer Science

  • Counselling

  • Data Science

  • Environmental Science

  • Mathematics

  • Midwifery

  • Nursing

  • Physical Sciences

  • Psychology

  • Spatial Science

  • Sport and Exercise

  • Statistics


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Required time limits

Students have a maximum of 2 years (full-time) or 4 years (part-time) to complete this program.

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Residential schools

The attendance requirement of residential schools within this degree is indicated by the following letters: V = Voluntary; O = Optional; C = Compulsory; R = Recommended; HR = Highly Recommended; M = Mandatory. Further information is available here and in the Policy and Procedure Library

The Psychology Research specialisation may be studied externally, however compulsory attendance at the scheduled residential schools will be required on-campus in Toowoomba during the first year of the program. The number of days required at each residential school will depend on enrolment mode (number of courses taken per semester).

Elective course options within the Applied Research and Advanced Research specialisations may have residential schools and students should seek confirmation of the requirements when selecting their electives.

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Exit points

Students enrolled in the Applied Research specialisation, who have successfully completed four coursework units and wish to exit without completing the program, may seek, with approval of the Program Coordinator, to exit via the Graduate Certificate of Science . Students must successfully complete this specialisation prior to application for entry to the PhD program.

Students enrolled in the Psychology Research specialisation must successfully complete this specialisation prior to application for entry to the PhD.

Doctorate transfer

Students enrolled in the Master of Science (Research) Advanced Research specialisation, who wish to transfer without completing the program, may on the basis of outstanding performance, seek to transfer to the Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Applied Science or Doctor of Health. To be considered for acceptance into either of the above programs, students must have achieved all of the following:

  • Completed at least 8 units within the Master of Science (Research) Advanced Research specialisation.

  • A GPA of at least 6 achieved from chosen research methodology course, approved elective course and SCI9013 Master of Science Research Project C (with a minimum A grade in SCI9013).

  • Research Confirmation of Candidature approved at PhD level by the Office of Research Graduate Studies.

  • Excellent research progress to be presented at the completion of 8 units, to be assessed by a Faculty review panel.


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Credit

There will be no Credit or Exemptions for research project units in any specialisation of this program. Exemption for up to 4 units of relevant coursework undertaken as part of a Masters program may be approved within the Master of Science (Research) (Applied Research). Exemption for 1 unit of relevant coursework undertaken as part of a Masters program may be approved within the Master of Science (Research) (Advanced Research). There will normally be no Credit or Exemptions for the compulsory coursework units in the Psychology Research specialisation.

Recommended enrolment patterns

In this section:

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Recommended enrolment pattern - Applied Research specialisation (full-time)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1

SCI4405 Research Practice and Ethics~11,211,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BSCH or MSCR or MCTN or BHSH

or

HSC8050 Research Methodology for the Human Sciences11,2

or

ENG8001 Engineering Research Methods&1,2,31,2
Approved Course 1**1111
Approved Course 2**1111
Approved Course 3**1111
SCI9012 Master of Science Research Project B*~11,211,2Pre-requisite: Student must be enrolled in the following Program: MSCR
SCI9014 Master of Science Research Project D*~11,211,2Pre-requisite: Student must be enrolled in the following Program: MSCR

Year 2

SCI9014 Master of Science Research Project D*~21,221,2Pre-requisite: Student must be enrolled in the following Program: MSCR
SCI9015 Master of Science Research Project E*~21,221,2Pre-requisite: Student must be enrolled in the following Program: MSCR

Footnotes
~Pass/Fail course
&Required for Spatial Science students and must be completed satisfactorily during the first semester of study. Students who have previously completed SCI4405 Research Practice and Ethics or HSC8050 Research Methodology for the Human Sciences or an equivalent course elsewhere, will be required to undertake an alternative course selected in consultation with the Program Coordinator.
**Approved courses may not be available on campus at Ipswich. Courses will normally be at level 4 or above and are selected in consultation with the project supervisor and approval of the Program Coordinator. Sport and Exercise: the recommended coursework courses are SES8006 Advanced Exercise Programming and Rehabilitation, SES8007 Advanced Exercise Assessment and Delivery (compulsory residential school for external students) and SES8008 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology (compulsory residential school for external students), however an alternate course from within a relevant Science or Health and Wellbeing discipline, selected in consultation with the project supervisor, may be approved by the Program Coordinator.
*Two units of credit

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Recommended enrolment pattern - Applied Research specialisation (part-time)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1

SCI4405 Research Practice and Ethics~11,211,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BSCH or MSCR or MCTN or BHSH

or

HSC8050 Research Methodology for the Human Sciences11,2

or

ENG8001 Engineering Research Methods&1,2,31,2
Approved Course 1**1111
Approved Course 2**1111
Approved Course 3**1111

Year 2

SCI9012 Master of Science Research Project B*~21,221,2Pre-requisite: Student must be enrolled in the following Program: MSCR
SCI9014 Master of Science Research Project D*~21,221,2Pre-requisite: Student must be enrolled in the following Program: MSCR

Year 3

SCI9014 Master of Science Research Project D*~31,231, 2Pre-requisite: Student must be enrolled in the following Program: MSCR
SCI9014 Master of Science Research Project D*~31,231,2Pre-requisite: Student must be enrolled in the following Program: MSCR

Footnotes
~Pass/Fail course
&Required for Spatial Science students and must be completed satisfactorily during the first semester of study. Students who have previously completed SCI4405 Research Practice and Ethics or HSC8050 Research Methodology for the Human Sciences or an equivalent course elsewhere, will be required to undertake an alternative course selected in consultation with the Program Coordinator.
**Approved courses may not be available on campus at Ipswich. Courses will normally be at level 4 or above and are selected in consultation with the project supervisor and approval of the Program Coordinator. Sport and Exercise: the recommended coursework courses are SES8006 Advanced Exercise Programming and Rehabilitation, SES8007 Advanced Exercise Assessment and Delivery (compulsory residential school for external students) and SES8008 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology (compulsory residential school for external students), however an alternate course from within a relevant Science or Health and Wellbeing discipline, selected in consultation with the project supervisor, may be approved by the Program Coordinator.
*Two units of credit

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Recommended enrolment pattern - Psychology Research specialisation (full-time)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

For students who wish to start the program in S2, please contact the Psychology specialisation coordinator for a recommended enrolment pattern.

The Psychology Research specialisation may be studied externally, however compulsory attendance at the scheduled residential schools will be required on-campus in Toowoomba during the first year of the program. The number of days required at each residential school will depend on enrolment mode. There are 8 compulsory courses (worth 12 units). The courses are as follows.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Residential schoolEnrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1

PSY4020 Ethical and Professional Practice#1111CPre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BSCH in Psychology major (12302) or BPSH. BPSH students, completion of the first 3 years with a GPA of 5.0 across levels 1 to 3 psychology courses.
PSY4030 Skills and Issues in Counselling#1111CPre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BSCH in Psychology major (12302) or BPSH. BPSH students, completion of the first 3 years with a GPA of 5.0 across levels 1 to 3 psychology courses.
SCI9017 Master of Science Psychology Research Project+*#11,211,2C
PSY4070 Advanced Assessment#1212CPre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BSCH in Psychology major (12302) or BPSH. BPSH students, completion of the first 3 years with a GPA of 5.0 across levels 1 to 3 psychology courses.
SCI9014 Master of Science Research Project D~*11,211,2Pre-requisite: Student must be enrolled in the following Program: MSCR
PSY4065 Positive Psychology: Theory and Application#12CPre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MSCR (Psychology Research) or BSCH (Psychology) or BPSH. BPSH students, completion of the first 3 years with a GPA of 5.0 across levels 1 to 3 psychology courses.

Year 2

SCI9014 Master of Science Research Project D*~21,221,2Pre-requisite: Student must be enrolled in the following Program: MSCR
SCI9015 Master of Science Research Project E*~21,221,2Pre-requisite: Student must be enrolled in the following Program: MSCR

Footnotes
#Students intending to study this course by external mode must attend the compulsory residential schools, in the relevant semester.
+Graded course
*Two units of credit
~Pass/Fail course

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Recommended enrolment pattern - Psychology Research specialisation (part-time)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

The Psychology Research specialisation may be studied externally, however compulsory attendance at the scheduled residential schools will be required on-campus in Toowoomba during the first year of the program. The number of days required at each residential school will depend on enrolment mode. There are 8 compulsory courses (worth 12 units) . The courses are as follows.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Residential schoolEnrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
PSY4020 Ethical and Professional Practice#1111CPre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BSCH in Psychology major (12302) or BPSH. BPSH students, completion of the first 3 years with a GPA of 5.0 across levels 1 to 3 psychology courses.
PSY4030 Skills and Issues in Counselling#1111CPre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BSCH in Psychology major (12302) or BPSH. BPSH students, completion of the first 3 years with a GPA of 5.0 across levels 1 to 3 psychology courses.
PSY4070 Advanced Assessment#1212CPre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BSCH in Psychology major (12302) or BPSH. BPSH students, completion of the first 3 years with a GPA of 5.0 across levels 1 to 3 psychology courses.
PSY4065 Positive Psychology: Theory and Application#1212CPre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MSCR (Psychology Research) or BSCH (Psychology) or BPSH. BPSH students, completion of the first 3 years with a GPA of 5.0 across levels 1 to 3 psychology courses.

Year 2

SCI9017 Master of Science Psychology Research Project+*#2121C
SCI9014 Master of Science Research Project D~*2222Pre-requisite: Student must be enrolled in the following Program: MSCR

Year 3

SCI9014 Master of Science Research Project D*~31311Pre-requisite: Student must be enrolled in the following Program: MSCR
SCI9014 Master of Science Research Project D*~3232Pre-requisite: Student must be enrolled in the following Program: MSCR

Footnotes
#Students intending to study this course by external mode must attend the compulsory residential schools, in the relevant semester.
+Graded course
*Two units of credit
~Pass/Fail course

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Recommended enrolment pattern - Advanced Research specialisation (full-time)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1, Semester 1

HSC8050 Research Methodology for the Human Sciences11,2

or

ENG8001 Engineering Research Methods&1,2,31,2

or

Equivalent approved by the Program Coordinator

Approved Course**11,211,2
SCI9012 Master of Science Research Project B*~11,211,2Pre-requisite: Student must be enrolled in the following Program: MSCR

Year 1, Semester 2

SCI9013 Master of Science Research Project C*~11,211,2Pre-requisite: Student must be enrolled in the following Program: MSCR
SCI9014 Master of Science Research Project D*~11,211,2Pre-requisite: Student must be enrolled in the following Program: MSCR

Year 2

SCI9014 Master of Science Research Project D*~21,221,2Pre-requisite: Student must be enrolled in the following Program: MSCR
SCI9015 Master of Science Research Project E*~21,221,2Pre-requisite: Student must be enrolled in the following Program: MSCR

Footnotes
&Required for Spatial Science students and must be completed satisfactorily during the first semester of study. Students who have previously completed HSC8050 Research Methodology for the Human Sciences or an equivalent course elsewhere, will be required to undertake an alternative course selected in consultation with the Program Coordinator.
**Approved courses may not be available on campus at Ipswich. Courses will normally be at level 4 or above and are selected in consultation with the project supervisor and approval of the Program Coordinator. Sport and Exercise students who have already met the research methods/training requirements may choose an approved course and are recommended to choose from SES8006 Advanced Exercise Programming and Rehabilitation, SES8007 Advanced Exercise Assessment and Delivery (compulsory residential school for external students) and SES8008 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology (compulsory residential school for external students), however an alternate course from within a relevant Science or Health and Wellbeing discipline, selected in consultation with the project supervisor, may be approved by the Program Coordinator.
*Two units of credit
~Pass/Fail course

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Recommended enrolment pattern - Advanced Research specialisation (part-time)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1

HSC8050 Research Methodology for the Human Sciences11,2

or

ENG8001 Engineering Research Methods&1,2,31,2

or

Equivalent approved by the Program Coordinator

Approved Course**11,211,2
SCI9012 Master of Science Research Project B*~11,211,2Pre-requisite: Student must be enrolled in the following Program: MSCR

Year 2

SCI9014 Master of Science Research Project D*~21,221,2Pre-requisite: Student must be enrolled in the following Program: MSCR
SCI9013 Master of Science Research Project C*~21,211,2Pre-requisite: Student must be enrolled in the following Program: MSCR

Year 3

SCI9014 Master of Science Research Project D*~31,231,2Pre-requisite: Student must be enrolled in the following Program: MSCR
SCI9014 Master of Science Research Project D*~31,231,2Pre-requisite: Student must be enrolled in the following Program: MSCR

Footnotes
&Required for Spatial Science students and must be completed satisfactorily during the first semester of study. Students who have previously completed HSC8050 Research Methodology for the Human Sciences or an equivalent course elsewhere, will be required to undertake an alternative course selected in consultation with the Program Coordinator.
**Approved courses may not be available on campus at Ipswich. Courses will normally be at level 4 or above and are selected in consultation with the project supervisor and approval of the Program Coordinator. Sport and Exercise students who have already met the research methods/training requirements may choose an approved course and are recommended to choose from SES8006 Advanced Exercise Programming and Rehabilitation, SES8007 Advanced Exercise Assessment and Delivery (compulsory residential school for external students) and SES8008 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology (compulsory residential school for external students), however an alternate course from within a relevant Science or Health and Wellbeing discipline, selected in consultation with the project supervisor, may be approved by the Program Coordinator.
*Two units of credit
~Pass/Fail course