Before commencing study, candidates will develop a course proposal which is submitted to the Faculty for approval. The proposal will include an outline of the coursework, Professional Placement and Research Thesis components of their program, and will demonstrate how these components provide the student with a comprehensive and integrated program of study and research, which meets the objectives of the course.
A candidate must successfully complete a total of 240 credit points as detailed below.
Coursework units totaling 80 credit points selected from the list of units detailed below.
Within the coursework component of the program, students will select units from fields (or streams) of study, which compliment their existing professional experience or qualifications, and include units from CDU as well as at least 1 unit from both JCU & UQ via Cross-Institutional Studies. It is the responsibility of students to forward their UQ/JCU results upon completion of their units to the Faculty of Education, Health and Science, so that an Exemption can be recorded, and the units count towards this award.
Cross-Institutional Studies allows you to study units at other universities and to receive credit towards your degree at Charles Darwin. Applications must be made directly to the relevant University.
Following is a list of recommended streams of study. However each student will be encouraged to develop a suite of coursework units that provide them with the skills and expertise they seek, and which complement their research portfolio.
The following streams are recommended:
· Natural Resource Management: ecology, biometrics and methodological studies
· Research in cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary settings
· Management: Human resources, project management, business, tourism
· Communication, education & extension
· Planning & policy: regional planning, protected area management
Please refer to the CDU, UQ and JCU websites for details of unit availability, or discuss these with the course advisor.
James Cook University
University of Queensland
Students wishing to complete the placement over 1 semester enrol in:
SBI561 DTEM Professional Placement #40
Students wishing to complete the placement over 2 semesters enrol in:
SBI560 DTEM Professional Placement #20 in semester 1 or 2
SBI560 DTEM Professional Placement #20 in semester 2 or 1
Note: SBI560 is an administrative unit to manage part-time student enrolments. Students enrol in the same unit code twice.
Units totaling 120 credit points selected from units detailed below
Students wishing to complete the Research Thesis full time over 3 semesters enrol in:
DTM502 Research Thesis #40
Students wishing to complete the Research Thesis part time over 6 semesters enrol in:
DTM501 Research Thesis #20
Note: DTM501 and DTM502 are administrative units to manage full time and part-time enrolments in the thesis. Students enrol in the same unit code over 3 or 6 semesters.
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