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Education Capstone Research Project (EDUC90057)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90057
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

In this subject, students will undertake a research focused project. The capstone project will culminate with students synthesising the findings of their research in the form of a research project report. Throughout this subject, participants will be supported to consider how research can inform and improve educational practice.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Evaluate a body of knowledge in an area of contemporary research and practice in education
  2. Engage in reflective, critical discussion of existing research
  3. Apply research designs to investigate educational issues
  4. Assess ethical risks and benefits of the selected research design in education research
  5. Analyse findings based on systematic analysis of data and or literature
  6. Identify and assess the implications of their project findings for improving education practice
  7. Integrate the findings to extend professional learning through research

Generic skills

On successful completion of this subject, students will have developed the following generic skills:

  • Critical reasoning and thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Evidence based decision making
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Teamwork and professional collaboration
  • Self-reflection, career awareness and lifelong learning

Eligibility and requirements


Completion of 150 points of study in the MC-ED Master of Education, MC-TESOL Master of TESOL, MC-MLED Master of Modern Languages Education;


MC-ED Master of Education, MC-MLED Master of Modern Languages Education, and MC-TESOL Master of TESOL students must take this subject together with:

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
EDUC90620 Research Methods in Education
Semester 2

Non-allowed subjects


Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home


Additional details

  • Abstract/progress report (1000 words), due mid-semester (20%)
  • Research project report (4000 words), due end of semester (80%)

Hurdle requirement:

  • Minimum of 80% attendance at all scheduled lecturers, tutorials, seminars and workshops (or online equivalent)

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorJenny Chesters
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours24 hours - 12 hours face to face and 12 hours on-line.
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

  • July
    Principal coordinatorJenny Chesters
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours24 hours - 12 hours face to face and 12 hours on-line.
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 16 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date14 August 2019
    Census date23 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail 4 October 2019
    Assessment period ends 3 November 2019

    July contact information

Time commitment details

170 hours.

Further information

Last updated: 3 April 2019