The Minor Thesis is a 16000-word thesis available as a Postgraduate elective unit of study worth 48 points, or as a single unit enrolment. This may be taken in a single semester or across two semesters (please note that the semesters must be consecutive).
The Minor Thesis is a significant experience for students considering enrolment in higher degree research. HDR degrees at the University require applicants to demonstrate they have completed a minor thesis of this nature to a high standard. For many students, the Minor Thesis will be their first experience of an extended piece of research and writing. The unit code and title for this is RQ9748M Minor Thesis. Students who wish to take a Minor Thesis should consult with their College course advisor in the first instance.
Where the Minor Thesis requires research involving human subjects, or material not in the public domain, the student must submit an application to the Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) prior to commencing research.