ASH403 Honours Project/Dissertation 1 (16)

In this subject, students will begin their planned Honours research project/dissertation under the guidance of a supervisor/s. By engaging in a research project, including the application of a research methodology and data collection, students will develop their knowledge, skills and confidence as novice researchers. Through regular communication with their supervisor/s, students will have the opportunity to reflect on their research practices, experiences and learning.


Session 2 (60)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ASH403. 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



One session


Faculty of Arts and Education

Enrolment Restrictions

This subject is only available to students who have met the admissions requirements for entry into the Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences (Honours) course and have completed ASH401 and ASH402.


ASH401 and ASH402

Subject Relationships

ASH401 Prerequisite subject
ASH402 Prerequisite subject

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to employ time management and problem-solving skills to undertake a research project;
  • be able to define and refine a research question that can be feasibly addressed within the given time and practical constraints;
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of concepts and theory central to an area of research;
  • be able to apply an appropriate research methodology and data collection methods to an area of research;
  • be able to reflect on research progress as part of regular supervision conversations; and
  • be able to succinctly report on research progress in a way that demonstrates increasing independence as a novice researcher.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Conducting research
  • Research-supervision relationships
  • Constructive problem-solving
  • Development of a research schedule/plan
  • Structuring a project report/dissertation
  • Academic writing
  • Processes of data collection and analyses

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.