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The Futures Project (MULT90015)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 25On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2017
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeMULT90015
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Whatever their discipline, doctoral graduates will be required to navigate an increasingly complex, competitive employment environment. This subject complements the focussed intensity of doctoral research by providing candidates with the opportunity to develop and demonstrate skills in cross-disciplinary problem solving, teamwork and project management. The subject is delivered in three phases: phase one is a two-day intensive during which students are comprehensively introduced to a multi-dimensional real-world problem and beginning planning a group project to address that problem; phase two is a three-weekly or equivalent series of negotiated team-based meetings; phase three is the presentation of the group project and students’ critical reflection on their own and others’ projects.

Intended learning outcomes

Doctoral candidates who complete this subject will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a sophisticated, interdisciplinary understanding of a complex real-world issue;
  • Use that understanding to design, in collaboration with others, solutions to such issues;
  • Initiate, manage and report on projects using a range of project management systems and structures;
  • Communicate the findings of such projects effectively to non-specialist audiences.

Generic skills

Doctoral candidates who complete this subject will be able to:

  • Apply research skills and specialist knowledge in new contexts;
  • Work collaboratively and creatively with researchers from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds;
  • Manage projects;
  • Communicate effectively to non-specialists;
  • Reflect critically on their learning.

Last updated: 16 June 2018