AGR712 Proposal for Applied Research/Investigation (32)

In this subject, the research/investigation component of the Doctor of Sustainable Agriculture is proposed. Students will work directly with their supervisory team to complete a broad, systematic and critical review of the literature relevant to their field of study, and a detailed proposal for their doctoral research project that is soundly embedded within the context of the current literature. Assessment items will be formally reviewed by an appointed panel of academics in the immediate, or a related field, of research. 

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Orange Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Orange Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: AGR712. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



Two sessions


School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

This subject is restricted to students enrolled in the Doctor of Sustainable Agriculture. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to systematically and critically evaluate relevant literature, philosophical approaches, and data collection and analysis techniques in the broad research field;
  • Be able to develop a research hypothesis or question that is soundly embedded in the context of the current body of knowledge in the field;
  • Be able to develop an appropriate conceptual framework and research design that forms the basis for the conduct of the research project;
  • Be able to demonstrate advanced written and verbal communication skills through submitted assessments and seminar presentations.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Undertake a detailed, systematic and critical review of the literature in broad field of research related to the project;
  • Develop a detailed research proposal
  • Present the proposed research in a formal seminar presentation to an academic audience


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2019 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.