Summer units

You can study individual units for:

Most courses cannot be started in a summer semester. Check your course information to find out more.

Building and planning

Bioscience

  • SCB500 Industry Project

    In this unit students will apply scientific methods and quantitative techniques to real work issues. Students will develop an appropriate plan for analysing and resolving an industry issue under the guidance of both a QUT supervisor and an associate supervisor from an industry partner. At the end of the unit students will present both an oral seminar and a written report.

Business

Advertising, marketing and public relations

  • AMB200 Consumer Behaviour

    This unit provides students with the fundamental theories and models to develop a sound understanding of consumers, their needs, and behaviours. It provides a detailed examination of the consumer decision process and the internal and external influences on this core decision process. The unit also assists students in applying this knowledge to the development, implementation and evaluation of marketing activities within an organisation.

  • AMB201 Marketing and Audience Research

    This unit provides an introduction to the conduct and evaluation of marketing and audience research across the disciplines of advertising, marketing and public relations.  Class members explore how field studies, survey and experimental research are employed to support advertising, marketing and public relations information needs. The unit provides an overview of research process, research design, methods of data collection and analysis, and the development of research proposals to support decision-making. Class members also explore issues related to research on media audiences, research ethics, and the management of client briefings.

  • AMB336 International Marketing

    The aim of this unit is to provide students with a thorough understanding of the multiplicity of issues that impact on the development of international marketing strategies and plans and their operational implementation. The unit is highly applied and provides students with the following opportunities: to analyse global international firms, their marketing strategies and various international marketing issues in a variety of geographic and industry contexts; to evaluate methodologies and new practices for handling problems and issues typical of global and international markets and competition; to develop an operationally sound international marketing plan.

  • AMN404 Readings in Integrated Marketing Communication

    The unit provides participants with the opportunity to make a detailed exploration of the literature on a particular topic or problem in the area of Integrated Marketing Communication under the direction of a supervisor. The readings integrate and consolidate theory and research related to IMC and from other studies undertaken in the course. Students undertake a formal and systematic review of literature in a particular problem area of IMC related to their interests, project or thesis. Students may also explore work covered in other specialisations.

  • AMN406 Project

    In this unit, students examine in detail and offer a solution for a real world problem in one of the disciplines of the QUT Business School. The study is based on a work integrated learning (WIL) project and in industry information, published journal literature and may involve primary research and analysis. Project supervision will be arranged by the Unit Coordinator through consultation with the student and available staff members.

Business

  • BSB110 Accounting

    Accounting data is the basis for decision making in any organisation. Accordingly, the aim of this unit is to provide students with a basic level of knowledge of modern financial and managerial accounting theory and practice so that they can understand how accounting data is used to help make decisions in organisations. The unit covers financial procedures and reporting for business entities, analysis and interpretation of financial statements and planning, control and business decision making.

  • BSB111 Business Law and Ethics

    This unit incorporates the concepts and principles of business law with the theories and applications of business ethics to introduce and provide students with an understanding of laws and ethical standards applicable to business decisions . Upon completion, students will have made extensive use of case law and ethical principles  to develop knowledge and skills that enable the student to analyse, apply and evaluate the legal principles and ethical  environment and practices relevant to business decision-making processes.

  • BSB113 Economics

    This unit introduces students to the key economic concepts and their practical applications. It comprises twelve topics each focusing on a current economic issue. Microeconomic topics include demand and supply, elasticity, production and cost theory and market structure. Macroeconomic topics include measuring GDP, inflation and unemployment, money and banking, and fiscal and monetary policy.

  • BSB119 Global Business

    This unit examines the drivers of globalisation and the diversity of country markets at an introductory level. It develops the skills and understanding needed to identify and respond to the opportunities, challenges and risks of conducting business across politically, economically and culturally diverse environments. An authentic country analysis study is undertaken to help identify where a firm can find opportunities both in terms of actual and potential markets and the location for value-adding activities. The unit aims for students to develop a comprehension of the nature and role of globalisation and the drivers of international business, knowledge of the competitive forces and challenges confronting all business as a consequence of globalisation processes and  an awareness of the additional knowledge and skills required of management to operate business internationally across a diversity of environments in an ethical, legal and sustainable manner.

  • BSB123 Data Analysis

    The ability to collect, analyse, manipulate, understand and report data is an important skill in any work environment. This is particularly true in business where learning to deal with randomness, variation and uncertainty is a vital skill for anyone intending to apply their knowledge. This unit is designed to ensure that students gain the basic tools necessary to allow them to develop this skill. Students will also gain an introduction to many of the quantitative techniques which will be used throughout their further studies in their chosen discipline.

  • BSB126 Marketing

    BSB126 Marketing is an introductory unit that examines the role and importance of marketing to the contemporary organisation. Emphasis is placed on understanding the basic principles and practices of marketing such as the marketing concept, market segmentation, customer value and consumer behaviour. The unit explores the various elements of the marketing mix, with special reference to product, price, distribution, and promotion, including advertising and public relations. By way of introduction only, key issues relating to services marketing, e-marketing and strategic marketing are also canvassed.

  • BSN404 Project 1

    This unit is designed to permit the student to undertake an independent project, subject to the approval of the relevant Study Area Coordinator.

  • BSN405 Project 2

    This unit is designed to permit the student to undertake an independent project, subject to the approval of the relevant Study Area Coordinator.

  • BSN406 Project 3

    This unit is designed to permit the student to undertake a 24 credit point independent project, subject to the approval of the relevant Study Area Coordinator.

Economics & finance

  • EFB210 Finance 1

    This unit covers the following topics: an introduction to the financial institutional framework; an introduction to debt and equity instruments; financial mathematics applied to the pricing of debt and equity securities; a firm's investment decision including Net Present Value (NPV) and Internal Rate of Return (IRR); introduction to risk and uncertainty using the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) and Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) concept and risk management.

  • EFN406 Managerial Finance

    This unit gives students an essential grounding in applied finance, addressing fundamental issues of how we can use finance in a commercial sense and how this impacts critical organisational and managerial decisions in an increasingly complex and demanding financial environment.  This unit introduces students to key themes in finance including Financial Markets and Instruments, Market Efficiency, Risk and Return and Cost of Capital. It also addresses key financial decisions of the firm including investment, dividend and financing decisions.

Management

  • MGB200 Managing People

    Understanding how people behave in the workplace is a key element for organisational effectiveness. This unit introduces you to a range of perspectives in understanding human behaviour and its context within organisations. The unit focuses on understanding individual differences as the basis for managing self, others and change in the workplace by applying organisational behaviour theories.

  • MGB225 Intercultural Communication and Negotiation Skills

    The course develops students' abilities to identify and resolve problems in cross-cultural communication or negotiation situations where cultural differences have created misunderstandings or undesirable or unexpected outcomes. It first explores the concept of 'national culture' by considering the work of major theorists of cultural value dimensions. Students are encouraged to analyse communication/negotiation process issues in terms of these value dimensions and to practise managing the process of communication/negotiation to improve their outcomes.

  • MGN442 Self Leadership

    In the contemporary business environment professionals are empowered to manage their own growth and development in order to facilitate meaningfulness in organisational life. The unit on Self-leadership is an elective in the HRM major and is delivered predominately in an ‘on-line’ mode to enable an ‘anytime’ and ‘anywhere’ approach to your self-development work. This approach invites you to take the necessary time to reflect and develop greater insight into your own thinking and behaviour.

Creative practice, communication and design

Creative industries

  • KKB341 Work Integrated Learning 1

    Creative Industries students will gain real world work experience in order to link university study with professional practice in their chosen industry. This advanced-level (capstone) unit is offered during the final years of an undergraduate degree course at which time students are able to transfer university skills and knowledge to a workplace or professional context.

  • KKB342 Work Integrated Learning 2

    Creative Industries students will gain real world work experience in order to link university study with professional practice in their chosen industry. This advanced-level (capstone) unit is offered during the final year of an undergraduate degree course at which time students are able to apply transferable skills to a workplace or professional context. This unit follows from KKB341 and must show learning from that unit as evidenced in your preparation documents for this unit.

  • KKP616 Postgraduate Independent Study

    This unit enables students to undertake independent work of an artistic or scholarly nature which is of appropriate scope. The student devises an outline and proposal of project study and/or creative practice in consultation with a staff supervisor. Artistic outcomes would be expected to be to the standard of public showing. Written work requires a minimum of 6000 - 10000 words, or equivalent if other media/reportage is used.

Visual arts

  • KVB104 Photo Media and Art Practice

    Photo media plays an important role in contemporary creative practices because of its pervasiveness and its application across a broad range of cultural and conceptual contexts. This unit will develop your appreciation of the conceptual, cultural and historical contexts of photo media, as well as your visual literacy, your critical artistic enquiry, and your awareness of the protocols related to ethical photo media practice.

Education

Education

  • EDB440 Independent Study

    This unit involves self-initiated and self-directed academic study in an area of educational interest that allows study either to a depth not possible in option units, or in an area not covered by the course.

  • EDN602 Advanced Seminars

    This unit provides for the special needs and interests of students. Small groups of students interact at an advanced level with specialists or visiting scholars in seminars, conferences and research projects. Enrolment is with Course Coordinator approval only.

Justice

  • JSB306 International Justice Study Tour

    This unit is a work integrated learning (WIL) unit and provides you with the opportunity to undertake a justice-related study tour overseas. Study tours may cover a broad range of international experiences, such as human rights and international justice problems and solutions. The distinguishing feature of this unit is the focus on experiential learning in another country, and the requirement to integrate your international study tour experience with theoretical knowledge obtained as part of your degree. This unit offers the opportunity to engage in real-world experience in an international context.

Engineering

Science and engineering

Health and community

Biomedical engineering & medical physics

  • PCN520 Project (FT)

    New and exciting technologies are playing an increasingly important role in everyday life. Modern healthcare is a good example of a field where technology has had a huge impact in the way patients are diagnosed and treated. Graduates are increasingly involved in the research and development of new technologies and also in its translation and implementation into clinical use. This unit aims to develop furthe your skills for carrying out such work in the form of a research project. The project may be carried out in collaboration with a hospital or industry. This unit aims to introduce and improve your skills in carrying out research work in the form of a short research project.

Clinical sciences

  • CSB044 Clinical Radiography 2

    This unit offers an opportunity to progress from assistant to supervised performer in routine imaging techniques and procedures. This extended period of clinical experience at the end of on campus unit delivery, will enable you to gain experience in the new area clinical placement area of computed tomography. This is in addition to consolidating skills in general radiography, and minor procedures, and also assisting in the further development of your professionalism and reflective practice.

  • CSB066 Clinical Radiotherapy 4

    This unit is the final clinical unit in the course, where both academic and clinical learning will be consolidated.

  • CSB331 Paramedic Clinical Practice 1

    This unit is the first in a series of supervised clinical practice units. Topics include the  following: assessing, diagnosing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care in the out of hospital phase of emergency care; effective scene management including logistics, safe access and egress, and patient extrication techniques; written and oral communication including patient interviews, radio procedures, writing ambulance report forms and patient handover at hospital. The placement is six weeks and provides a transition from observer to operational ambulance crew member under the supervision of a qualified paramedic mentor. [Designated unit]

  • CSH080 Transition to Professional Practice 2

    This unit is a capstone unit which integrates your previously developed knowledge and skills to the professional clinical context.  The unit focuses on professional approaches to scope of clinical practice and includes online learning activities. You will consolidate your professional practice skills in workload management and clinical efficiency particularly in relation to general radiography and minor procedures, undertaking this unit within a clinical imaging context. You will be supported to transition further to elements of intellectual independence in a supervised environment.

Health

  • HLN700 Dissertation

    Through undertaking a research project in a specialised area of practice, the dissertation provides the opportunity for you to develop advanced skills in the critical evaluation, interpretation and application of research.

  • HLN703 Project

    In this unit you will demonstrate creativity and initiative to analyse, synthesise and apply knowledge and skills to complete a project relevant to a specified area of study. By undertaking a research project you have the opportunity to consolidate, extend and apply the advanced knowledge and skills gained through the course to date.

  • HLN712-1 Dissertation

    Through undertaking a research project in a specialised area of practice, the dissertation provides the opportunity for you to develop advanced skills in the critical evaluation, interpretation and application of research. Together, HLN712-1, 2, 3 and 4 comprise a 48 credit point unit that can be studied over a number of semesters. Each semester you can enrol in one or more of its four 12 credit point sub-units. Assessment items are submitted and a final grade awarded only at the end of the final sub-unit HLN712-4.

  • HLN712-2 Dissertation

    Through undertaking a research project in a specialised area of practice, the dissertation provides the opportunity for you to develop advanced skills in the critical evaluation, interpretation and application of research. Together, HLN712-1, 2, 3 and 4 comprise a 48 credit point unit that can be studied over a number of semesters. Each semester you can enrol in one or more of its four 12 credit point sub-units. Assessment items are submitted and a final grade awarded only at the end of the final sub-unit HLN712-4.

  • HLN712-3 Dissertation

    Through undertaking a research project in a specialised area of practice, the dissertation provides the opportunity for you to develop advanced skills in the critical evaluation, interpretation and application of research. Together, HLN712-1, 2, 3 and 4 comprise a 48 credit point unit that can be studied over a number of semesters. Each semester you can enrol in one or more of its four 12 credit point sub-units. Assessment items are submitted and a final grade awarded only at the end of the final sub-unit HLN712-4.

  • HLN712-4 Dissertation

    Through undertaking a research project in a specialised area of practice, the dissertation provides the opportunity for you to develop advanced skills in the critical evaluation, interpretation and application of research. Together, HLN712-1, 2, 3 and 4 comprise a 48 credit point unit that can be studied over a number of semesters. Each semester you can enroll in one or more of its four 12 credit point sub-units. Assessment items are submitted and a final grade awarded only at the end of the final sub-unit HLN712-4. This is the final research thesis unit. It built on the previous units. You will finalise and submit your thesis.

  • HLN750-1 Dissertation

    Through undertaking a research project in a specialised area of practice, the dissertation provides the opportunity for you to develop advanced skills in the critical evaluation, interpretation and application of research. Together, HLN750-1 and HLN750-2 comprise a 48 credit point unit that can be studied over two semesters. Assessment items are submitted and a final grade awarded only at the end of the final sub-unit HLN750-2.

  • HLN750-2 Dissertation

    Through undertaking a research project in a specialised area of practice, the dissertation provides the opportunity for you to develop advanced skills in the critical evaluation, interpretation and application of research. Together, HLN750-1 and HLN750-2 comprise a 48 credit point unit that can be studied over two semesters. Assessment items are submitted and a final grade awarded only at the end of the final sub-unit HLN750-2.

Nursing

  • NSB334 Integrated Nursing Practice 4

    This unit focuses on the knowledge, skills and attributes required to successfully complete integrated off-campus nursing practice units. In preparation for the NSB335 Integrated Nursing Practice 5 capstone unit, clinical decision making and clinical practice skills are emphasised in this unit. All Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) and National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards are addressed in this unit as they apply to nursing practice. This unit complements your other third year units, working towards consolidating all learning to date. The course themes emphasised in this unit are evidence-based practice, scientific foundations of practice, person-centred care, global health, and health technology and health informatics.

  • NSN435 Integrated Professional Practice 1 (Primary Health Care)

    This first integrated professional practice unit will assist you to develop an understanding of how health determinants and population diversity impact health service delivery and develop skills in applying consumer based primary health care strategies. This unit provides supervised and supported professional practice experience to develop and apply coursework learning with a focus on primary health care principles and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' and communities. This unit requires students to complete 104 hours of supernumerary integrated professional practice.

  • NSN436 Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnosis

    This unit highlights the value of completing an accurate comprehensive health assessment. It develops knowledge and skills for adopting a systematic approach to undertaking holistic health assessment. The focus on mechanisms of disease, pathophysiological changes and diagnostic reasoning are central concepts explored in this unit. Also included are diagnostics, request and interpretation of clinical investigations, culminating in the accurate clinical determination of differential and provisional diagnoses.

  • NSZ435 Integrated Professional Practice 1 (Primary Health Care)

    This first integrated professional practice unit will assist you to develop an understanding of how health determinants and population diversity impact health service delivery and develop skills in applying consumer based primary health care strategies. This unit provides supervised and supported professional practice experience to develop and apply coursework learning with a focus on primary health care principles and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' and communities. This unit requires students to complete 104 hours of supernumerary integrated professional practice.

  • NSZ436 Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnosis

    This unit highlights the value of completing an accurate comprehensive health assessment. It develops knowledge and skills for adopting a systematic approach to undertaking holistic health assessment. The focus on mechanisms of disease, pathophysiological changes and diagnostic reasoning are central concepts explored in this unit. Also included are diagnostics, request and interpretation of clinical investigations, culminating in the accurate clinical determination of differential and provisional diagnoses.

Psychology & counselling

  • PYB301 Psychology in the Community: Placement

    The aim of this unit is to enable you to develop your work-literacy and work-readiness, by providing opportunities to apply psychological knowledge in workplace contexts, supported by activities that promote critical reflection on your learning and workplace practices. Your participation in this unit requires you to establish, conduct, and complete an approved period of volunteer work or placement. You may be asked to produce a Blue Card (suitability for working with children and young people clearance) before commencing your work placement and it is therefore your responsibility to have obtained this clearance prior to commencing your placement.

  • PYN052-8 Research Thesis 8

    PYN052 has 8 parts completed over years 2 and 3 full-time or years 3 to 6 part-time of the course. Students undertake in-depth research on a topic in clinical psychology and develop high-level skills in the evaluation, interpretation and application of research. They are required to submit a thesis or a 5,000 word literature review plus two prepared articles that report the research in a form that can be submitted for publication in an appropriate scholarly journal.

Public health & social work

  • HLB300 Independent Study

    This unit provides the opportunity to substantively explore a topic or subject of personal academic interest within your discipline area. It enables you to extend your knowledge and understanding of a topic area that is not otherwise available as a formal unit of study within the course, and your skills in knowledge development and knowledge management.

  • HLN701 Independent Study

    The development of critical appraisal skills is essential for students undertaking postgraduate study. This unit provides an opportunity to investigate a relevant topic in your area of study. In the process of identifying, gathering and analysing up-to-date relevant literature, you will strengthen skills in the synthesis of information and report writing relevant to your field.

  • HLZ701 Independent Study

    The development of critical appraisal skills is essential for students undertaking postgraduate study. This unit provides an opportunity to investigate a relevant topic in your area of study. In the process of identifying, gathering and analysing up-to-date relevant literature, you will strengthen skills in the synthesis of information and report writing relevant to your field.

  • PUN704 Health Management Internship

    This unit takes an experiential approach to synthesise your knowledge of health care systems and skills of investigation and analysis of complex information, problems to contribute to professional practice and scholarship. This unit involves placement in a health service or health policy organisation and the planning and execution of a substantial research-based project or equivalent capstone experience. You will be expected to volunteer to work within the service during the period of the internship. QUT staff will provide every endeavour to locate a suitable placement. You may arrange your own placement although the placement should ideally be an institution different from one where you may be normally employed. The placement may be undertaken with your employer, provided that a clearly defined different experience is involved to that which is your normal employment.

  • SWB201 Human Services Practice Placement 1

    The professional human service role requires practitioners to demonstrate proficiency in applying relevant knowledge and skills in complex situations. In order to integrate and contextualise the theoretical knowledge you have obtained thus far in your human services course, you are required to undertake work integrated learning (WIL) where you will demonstrate satisfactory achievement of the Australian Community Welfare Association's seven core competencies. This introductory practice unit encompasses 200 hours of direct practice within one human services agency. The placement provides the beginning practitioner with opportunities to assess firsthand the manner in which human service practitioners implement strategies to assist service users.

  • SWB314 Human Services Practice Placement 2

    The purpose of SWB314 Human Services Practice Placement 2 is to prepare you for employment as a competent human services professionals. This unit enables you to further develop professionalism: notably your communication, assessment and intervention skills along with their your own practice framework while undertaking 350 hours of work practice in a human services agency supervised by an experienced practitioner. The development of a Learning Plan (LP) will provide guidance in achieving the core competencies required for effective human service practice. You are able to undertake your placement in urban, regional, rural, national or international arenas. Overseas travel documents must be completed prior to approval being given for overseas placement. Students wishing to undertake a regional or overseas placement must contact the Field Education Unit Team at least 6 months prior to the semester their placement is planned for.

  • SWB316 Social Work Field Education 1A

    This is a designated unit. The combined Social Work Field Education 1A and 1B units require students to complete 500 hours of professionally supervised, staff - monitored, field education in a period of not less than 65 days. In accordance with AASW requirements, students are required to engage in planned activities which may include: direct practice with individuals, groups and communities; community development, education and capacity building; working with diversity; policy analysis and development; research, evaluation and knowledge generation; education and professional development. The combined Field Education 1A and 1B units make up the first placement, students undertake two 500 hour placements over the course of their degree, completing 1000 hours in total. Students build on the knowledge and skills developed in their first two years of the degree, providing opportunity to apply these in a real world setting. A strict requirement for this unit is that students must undertake the placement selection and organisation process that occurs in the semester preceding the placement.

  • SWB317 Social Work Field Education 1B

    This is a designated unit. The combined Social Work Field Education 1A and 1B units require students to complete 500 hours of professionally supervised, staff - monitored, field education in a period of not less than 65 days. In accordance with AASW requirements, students are required to engage in planned activities which may include: direct practice with individuals, groups and communities; community development, education and capacity building; working with diversity; policy analysis and development; research, evaluation and knowledge generation; education and professional development. The combined Field Education 1A and 1B units make up the first placement, students undertake two 500 hour placements over the course of their degree, completing 1000 hours in total. Students build on the knowledge and skills developed in their first two years of the degree, providing opportunity to apply these in a real world setting. A strict requirement for this unit is that students must undertake the placement selection and organisation process that occurs in the semester preceding the placement.

  • SWB402 Social Work Field Education 2A

    To practise ethically, competently and accountably, social work practitioners demonstrate proficiency in applying relevant knowledge and skills in complex situations, meet the six AASW Practice Standards and comply with the Code of Ethics. In order to integrate and contextualise the theoretical knowledge students have obtained thus far in their course, this unit requires students to undertake work integrated learning (WIL) where they will demonstrate satisfactory achievements of the six AASW Practice Standards and adherence to the Code of Ethics and the learning outcomes of this unit.

  • SWB403 Social Work Field Education 2B

    To practise ethically, competently and accountably, social work practitioners demonstrate proficiency in applying relevant knowledge and skills in complex situations, meet the six AASW Practice Standards and comply with the Code of Ethics. In order to integrate and contextualise the theoretical knowledge students have obtained thus far in their course, this unit requires students to undertake work integrated learning (WIL) where they will demonstrate satisfactory achievements of the areas outlined in their PLP. They must completently apply strategies to assist service users, engage in critically reflective practice, enhance their personal practice framework and examine the influences of practice methods, clients, staff, organisational, cultural and community factors on program and intervention processes and outcomes.

  • SWB405 Advanced Social Work Project

    This unit enables students to undertake an in-depth study on an approved topic relevant to social work practice. To enable this, students will extend their knowledge and skills in undertaking various aspects of the research process as this relates to their investigation.

  • SWB406 Transition to Practice

    This unit recognises that you are about to transition from university to social work practice and that you will need to sustain your professional and educational development. Accordingly, this final semester unit provides a dual platform for transition to practice and independent professional development.

  • SWH310 Linking Social Work Theory and Practice

    It is imperative that social workers are able to clearly and concisely articulate well developed professional frameworks that guide practice. All frameworks include important ethical components which in the Australian context are informed by the AASW Code of Ethics (2010). It is offered at this point in the course as an important complement to professional placement. Your personal and professional practice framework is perhaps the most important piece of work that you will develop and utilise following your academic studies.

  • SWN003 Political Economy and Policy Making

    This unit recognizes the importance of political and economic factors for professional practitioners in the human service and social welfare sector. It describes and analyses the fundamentals of the Australian political system including the Parliamentary structures and law making processes at different levels of government. It explores the 'real politik' of political parties and vested interest groups in the political process giving particular attention to the development of policy. It provides an overview of public sector policy making process including the budgetary procedure. The unit encourages students to be active actors in relevant political/economic processes.

Law and justice

Accountancy

  • AYB200 Financial Accounting

    Financial Accounting examines the accounting concepts and procedures for the preparation of external financial reports relevant to corporate structures within the context of the Australian accounting profession's conceptual framework, the relevant accounting standards, and Corporations Law requirements. Topics include:  an introduction to the international regulatory environment and the conceptual framework underlying international accounting standards; financial reporting requirements for companies such as; accounting for leases; and the professional role of accountants.

  • AYB301 Audit and Assurance

    This unit enables students to comprehend the key concepts of auditing as a discipline, to demonstrate the relationship between auditing and the systems of accountability and to demonstrate the differences between manual and EDP audit processes. The unit builds on the knowledge of accounting and accounting standards acquired in prior units by enabling students to understand in detail the audit process (including professional auditing standards and techniques) which leads to the auditor providing an opinion on the financial reports of various types of entities. Ethics and auditor's liability are also covered.

  • AYB340 Company Accounting

    This unit includes: an overview of the statutory requirements that dictate the format and content of published financial reports of companies; the requirements of the Corporations Act 2001 and various disclosure orientated accounting standards; accounting for income tax; accounting for the acquisition of assets (including entities); the preparation of consolidated financial statements; accounting for investments in associates; segment reporting; the translation of the results of foreign operations; and liquidation.

Justice

  • JSB278 Drugs and Crime

    This unit examines social, legal and political responses to drug use in contemporary society, with an emphasis on Australian society. The unit presents an overview to drugs and drug use, including historical perspectives on drugs and their regulation. Drug policy models, processes and strategies for responding to drugs are reviewed, including harm reduction, prevention and treatment. Drug law enforcement and supply reduction strategies are also considered. The unit concludes with an examination of future directions and emerging issues, including the impact of the internet on drug supply.

  • JSB287 Crime in Popular Culture

    Crime is a significant genre in popular culture, being present in literature, television, film and traditional and social media. Beyond entertainment, popular cultural representations of crime and criminality inform social responses criminal justice, including policy. This unit provides students with a comprehensive, international, interdisciplinary overview of crime in popular culture, informed by critical perspectives in the social sciences.

Law

  • LLB205 Equity and Trusts

    Equity & Trusts provides an understanding of the principles of equity and the law relating to trusts as required for admission to practice.

  • LLB301 Real Property Law

    This unit considers the law of real property, including property rights in Australia and the Torrens system.

  • LLB303 Evidence

    Evidence examines the rules and procedures relating to the reception of evidence in courts and tribunals, concerning facts that are either disputed or yet to be established before the commencement of proceedings.

  • LLB306 Civil Procedure

    Civil Procedure provides an understanding of procedural law and the skills to resolve disputes, when necessary, through the process of litigation.

  • LLB460 Competition Moots A

    If students have completed the foundation units in first year, perform well under pressure and have participated in at least one internal moot as counsel, they may, when expressions of interest are called for, apply for a place on a team for a moot competition for which academic credit is granted. Places are very limited, but if students are successful, they can take their skills to the national and international arena and experience mooting at the highest level. International and national moots require significant preparation and attention to detail, with a very high level of commitment, research, writing and discipline knowledge. Because of the timetabling of international moots throughout the year, students may be required to work on the competition moot  for extended periods, including between November and February. The number of moots offered will vary from year to year. Academic credit for this unit is restricted to registered members of official QUT teams in designated competitions.

  • LLB461 Competition Moots B

    If students have completed the foundation units in first year, perform well under pressure and have participated in at least one internal moot as counsel, they may, when expressions of interest are called for, apply for a place on a team for a moot competition for which academic credit is granted. Places are very limited, but if students are successful, they can take their skills to the national and international arena and experience mooting at the highest level. International and national moots require significant preparation and attention to detail, with a very high level of commitment, research, writing and discipline knowledge. Because of the timetabling of international moots throughout the year, students may be required to work on the competition moot  for extended periods, including between November and February. The number of moots offered will vary from year to year. Academic credit for this unit is restricted to registered members of official QUT teams in designated competitions.

  • LLB462 Learning in Professional Practice

    This unit provides students with the experience of working in a professional legal environment. Students can either apply for one of the advertised placement opportunities or organise their own placement in a legal work place. Students will perform legal work (similar to that of a graduate solicitor) for a minimum of 60 hours, supervised by a lawyer qualified to practice in that jurisdiction. Once enrolled in the unit, students must either apply for an advertised placement opportunity or submit details of their self-organised placement to be approved by the Unit Coordinator. Students will reflect upon and learn from their experience through keeping a reflective journal, sharing their experiences with other students and using the student ePortfolio. Integral to each student's experience will be reflection and the identification and consideration of the theory/practice nexus.

  • LLB463 Legal Clinic (Organised Program)

    In this unit, students are provided with the opportunity to see law in action through being involved in the delivery of community legal services, support and information. Students work with community legal centres and community support agencies in a variety of areas such as refugee, environmental, family violence and public interest law. Students' placement learning is supplemented with a weekly seminar program that deals with topics such as cultural competence, professional identity, client care, legal interviewing, and community education. Entry to this unit is via a successful application only.

  • LLB464 International Legal Placement

    In this unit students are provided with the opportunity to see law in action through participation in an overseas placement or study tour. Students' work in their placements is supplemented with a program that deals with such topics as pre-trip preparation, intercultural capabilities, global perspectives, and career planning. Entry to this unit is via a successful application only.

  • LLH302 Ethics and the Legal Profession

    Ethics and the Legal Profession examines the legal and ethical responsibilities of a legal practitioner and develops in students the skills required to deal with the pressures that legal practitioners may face in their career.

  • LLH305 Corporate Law

    Corporate law examines the laws and regulations relevant to registered companies. Knowledge of corporate law is required for admission to legal practice.

  • LLH401 Legal Research Capstone

    This is the capstone unit in the Bachelor of Laws (Hons). The unit consolidates and builds on the legal research, reasoning, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills introduced at a foundation level in the first-year units and developed in the second and third year units. The unit equips students with sophisticated skills necessary to respond efficiently and effectively to complex, real-world legal problems.

  • LLH473 Independent Research Project

    Advanced research, writing, analytical and legal reasoning skills are essential to legal professionals for the purposes of the preparation of legal advice, opinions and arguments, proposals for law reform, reference and policy documents, teaching materials, and scholarly publications. This unit provides students with the advanced research and writing skills needed for enrolment in higher degree research programs and for the legal profession. The unit should be studied at the end of the degree, as it serves as a foundation for students to enhance their academic research experience and skills prior to post-graduate study or entry into the legal profession. It is highly recommended that students undertake LLB348 Legal Research Methodologies prior to this unit.

  • LWN025 Research Project 1a

    In this unit, students undertake over one semester a supervised research project of about 10,000 words, approved by the Director, Graduate Programs.

  • LWN053 Research Project 1b

    In this unit, students undertake a supervised research project of about 10,000 words over one semester approved by the Director of Graduate Programs.

  • LWN056 Research Project 1c

    In this unit, students undertake over one semester a supervised research project of about 10,000 words, approved by the Director of Graduate Programs.

  • LWN057 Research Project 1d

    In this unit, students undertake over one semester a supervised research project of about 10,000 words, approved by the Director, Graduate Programs.

Science and mathematics

Biomedical engineering & medical physics

  • PCN540-1 Project (PT)

    New and exciting technologies are playing an increasingly important role in everyday life. Modern healthcare is a good example of a field where technology has had a huge impact in the way patients are diagnosed and treated. Graduates are increasingly involved in the research and development of new technologies and also in its translation and implementation into clinical use. This unit aims to develop further the student's skills for carrying out such work in the form of a research project. The project may be carried out in collaboration with hospitals or industry. This unit aims to introduce and improve the students skills in carrying out research work in the form of a short research project. (48 credit points achieved at completion of PCN540-1 and PCN540-2.)

Biomedical sciences

  • LQB502 Biomedical Work Integrated Learning A

    This unit provides you with the opportunity to gain industry-based experience through a supervised work placement. Within the workplace (normally a minimum of 120 hours [equivalent to 3 weeks full-time] and maximum of 240 hours) you will apply knowledge and skills developed during your course of study. Practising workplace related skills such as team work, ethical behaviour, safe workplace practices and reflective practice as well as building on your industry networks will support you in your transition to professional practice. Your placement should be relevant to your course of study and must be approved by the course co-ordinator and the unit co-ordinator before you commence. The learning in this unit can be extended into a second unit LQB503.

  • LQB503 Biomedical Work Integrated Learning B

    This unit provides you with the opportunity to extend industry-based experience through a supervised work placement. Within the workplace (normally a minimum of 120 hours [equivalent to 3 weeks full-time] and maximum of 240 hours) you will apply knowledge and skills developed during your course of study. Practising workplace related skills such as team work, ethical behaviour, safe workplace practices and reflective practice as well as building on your industry networks will support you in your transition to professional practice. Your placement should be relevant to your course of study and must be approved by the course co-ordinator and the unit co-ordinator before you commence. This unit extends your learning from LQB502.

  • LQB504-1 Clinical Physiology Professional Internship

    Clinical physiologists perform diagnostic tests and work directly with patients in multidisciplinary teams. Disciplines include cardiac science, neuroscience, respiratory science, sleep science and there are also opportunities for multidisciplinary practice. This 36 credit point work-integrated learning unit is the core element of the clinical physiology minor and consists of a full-time, intensive unpaid practical placement working in the profession. In addition to developing clinical skils, you will work in the health care sector to develop and apply communication skills, demonstrate professional and ethical practice, infection control, ensure patient confidentiality and privacy and gain an understanding of cultural issues. This unit is designed for students who are aiming for careers in clinical physiology and completion of this unit provides students with the skills and experience required to apply for graduate positions in clinical physiology.

  • LQB504-2 Clinical Physiology Professional Internship

    Clinical physiologists perform diagnostic tests and work directly with patients in multidisciplinary teams. Disciplines include cardiac science, neuroscience, respiratory science, sleep science and there are also opportunities for multidisciplinary practice. This 36 credit point work-integrated learning unit is the core element of the clinical physiology minor and consists of a full-time, intensive unpaid practical placement working in the profession. In addition to developing clinical skils, you will work in the health care sector to develop and apply communication skills, demonstrate professional and ethical practice, infection control, ensure patient confidentiality and privacy and gain an understanding of cultural issues. This unit is designed for students who are aiming for careers in clinical physiology and completion of this unit provides students with the skills and experience required to apply for graduate positions in clinical physiology.

  • LQB504-3 Clinical Physiology Professional Internship

    Clinical physiologists perform diagnostic tests and work directly with patients in multidisciplinary teams. Disciplines include cardiac science, neuroscience, respiratory science, sleep science and there are also opportunities for multidisciplinary practice. This 36 credit point work-integrated learning unit is the core element of the clinical physiology minor and consists of a full-time, intensive unpaid practical placement working in the profession. In addition to developing clinical skils, you will work in the health care sector to develop and apply communication skills, demonstrate professional and ethical practice, infection control, ensure patient confidentiality and privacy and gain an understanding of cultural issues. This unit is designed for students who are aiming for careers in clinical physiology and completion of this unit provides students with the skills and experience required to apply for graduate positions in clinical physiology.

  • LQB512 BioInnovation and Entrepreneurship Project

    Employment opportunities in the global bioindustry span the gamut from research through to product marketing.  Business development skills coupled with high-level generic skills (collaboration, communication, networking and professionalism) are as much in demand by the bioindustry as an advanced knowledge of bioscience disciplines.   The BioInnovation & Entrepreneurship (BIE) Project Unit is a 24 credit point work-integrated learning framework that aims to provide you with opportunities to apply and build on foundational bioindustry-oriented knowledge and skills that bridge the divide between the worlds of bioscience and biobusiness. The BIE Project Unit features a substantial industry-focused project whereby student teams (or virtual companies) will value add to intellectual property and advance concept ideas towards a commercial product. Within this start-up environment, you will work with industry and academic mentors to learn skills to translate science research into products for the global marketplace. Coupled with the project activities will be opportunities to engage in industry networking events that will further facilitate a professional identity.

Mathematical sciences

  • MAN700 Project

    This unit aims to provide a framework for you to apply the mathematically-founded analytical methods and quantitative techniques learned in other units in the course to real world problems relevant to you. You will gain expertise in problem formulation, problem solving and communication, involving mathematical techniques. Permission to enrol in this unit must be obtained from the Course Coordinator.

  • MAN717 Minor Project

    Research in the Mathematical and Statistical Sciences can be intellectually challenging and rewarding and generally requires a knowledge base and a range of generic capabilities to be developed to a level that is not normally achieved in a bachelor degree of three years duration.  This unit offers you the opportunity to acquire this knowledge and these capabilities. By undertaking a minor research project in a field which is of interest to you, undertaking advanced level coursework in a discipline related to your area of Mathematical interest, or both. Permission to enrol in this unit must be obtained from the Course Coordinator.