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Building and planning

Earth, environment & biological sciences

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 Analytics

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.

AMN442 Marketing Management

The study of marketing, marketing systems and marketing management and marketing planning within contemporary structure of social, cultural, political, economic, business and organisational environment. Concepts are applied through the study and construction of a marketing plan, which involves market and sales analysis, target market strategies, tactical decision planning, and implementation and control. Marketing management concepts are applied to virtual and physical markets and attention is given to a range of skills in finance, human resources, information and other skills needed by marketing managers in these markets.

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.

MGN446 Business in Australia

This unit introduces international students to the business environment in Australia. Students examine the geographical, historical, socio-cultural, political, regulatory, demographic, economic, legal, locational and other factors that influence business and management practice in Australia in the current environment.

Creative practice, communication and design

Creative industries

KKB341 Work Integrated Learning 1

This unit focuses on transferring skills into the workplace via participation, observation and reflection, with emphasis on the relationships between academic and professional knowledge. It is important that you gain real world work experience to link university study with professional practice in your chosen industry. The unit provides experience in applying discipline knowledge in professional practice to strengthen discipline-specific learning and specialisation; an understanding of professional communication protocols, professional conduct and risks within the workplace; a critical understanding of the role of reflection on learning and self-evaluation in professional environments; and analytical processes relevant to practice and Work Integrated Learning. IMPORTANT: Refer to the unit’s Blackboard site for requirements for suitable placements.

KKB342 Work Integrated Learning 2

This unit focuses on transferring skills into the workplace via participation, observation and reflection, with emphasis on the relationships between academic and professional knowledge. It is important that you gain real world work experience to link university study with professional practice in your chosen industry. The unit provides experience in applying discipline knowledge in professional practice to strengthen discipline-specific learning and specialisation; an understanding of professional communication protocols, professional conduct and risks within the workplace; a critical understanding of the role of reflection on learning and self-evaluation in professional environments; and analytical processes relevant to practice and Work Integrated Learning. IMPORTANT: Refer to the unit’s Blackboard site for requirements for suitable placements.

Visual arts

KVB104 Photo Media and Art Practice

This unit develops an appreciation of the conceptual, cultural and historical contexts of photo media, addressing visual literacy, critical artistic enquiry, and the protocols related to ethical photo media practice. Photo media, which involves the use of diverse photographic processes, plays an important role in contemporary creative practices because of its pervasiveness and its application across a broad range of cultural and conceptual contexts. Photo imaging may also be the predominant mode of specific artists within a broader multidisciplinary approach to practice. This unit introduces a diverse range of contemporary artistic photo imaging concepts and methods as part of a trajectory of photographic history. It provides the opportunity to experiment with a variety of approaches to understand and create engaging and informed photo image portfolios.

Education

Education

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

Health and community

Chemistry, physics & mechanical engineering

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

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]

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.

Public health & social work

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 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.

SWB304 Child Protection and Family Practice

This unit contributes to the aims of the social work and human services courses by extending and deepening your knowledge for practice with children and families. In particular you will extend and apply understandings related to child development and family process, cultural safety and the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families, service contexts and collaborative practice, and contemporary policy and practice frameworks for child and family work.

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.

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.

AYN416 Financial Accounting Processes

This unit provides an introduction to financial accounting within the context of the accounting profession's conceptual framework, relevant accounting standards and the requirements of the Corporations Law. Topics include: the accounting cycle for both service and merchandising entities, the preparation of general purpose financial reports, cash management and control, non-current assets and statement of cash flows.

Justice

JSB209 Transnational Organised Crime and Terrorism

The Justice  degree aims to  produce competent justice professionals. In order to achieve this purpose, the degree combines knowledge of the criminal justice system with an understanding and appreciation of the complexities of social justice. This unit examines the impact of transnational organised crime (TOC) and terrorism on  international security, the socio-economic platform of specific sovereign nations and the global economy as a whole.

JSB219 Case Studies in Major Crime

Serious and complex forms of criminal offending are a priority area for criminal justice system responses and provide many challenges to law enforcement agencies, law makers and society generally. This unit will use historical case studies to allow students to comprehensively analyse a number of major crimes. Students will undertake close examinations of cases of homicide (including serial and mass killings), child abuse and corporate/environmental crime. The unit will provide students with a detailed critical analysis of specific crimes, taking into account the offence, subsequent police investigations, the prosecution process, media coverage, victimisation and broader social consequences. Students will be required to undertake their own case study of a serious crime event, enhancing their ability to think critically about these offences and how they impact upon the victims and society as a whole.

JSB300 Criminal Investigation and Prosecution

Criminal Investigation and Prosecution is a unique real world learning experience for Justice and Law students who have pursued studies in criminal justice. It provides real world experience in investigating and prosecuting a simulated crime. Students work with, and are mentored by, real world professionals from policing agencies, public prosecutions and the private sector. The experience gives them the chance to apply their academic knowledge in a practical environment. It also gives potential employers the chance to see students working in realistic scenarios.

Law

LLB205 Equity and Trusts

This unit introduces you to the principles of equity and the law of trusts. These principles impact on many areas of law and legal practice including contracts, property law and family law to name just a few. An understanding of these principles and remedies is central to the work of litigation lawyers and has numerous private and commercial uses.

LLB301 Real Property Law

In this unit, you will examine the principles of real property law, with a focus on the Torrens Title system of registration and the creation and disposal of various estates in interests in land, including through electronic means. The focus of this unit is on both legal problem solving skills and on communicating effectively to a variety of non-legal audiences. This focus will help prepare you for a range of career possibilities in the future including in law firms, community organisations, industry sectors, academia and/or government departments.

LLB303 Evidence

The law of evidence is concerned with the way in which assertions of fact must be made, tested and proved in court.

LLB304 Commercial Remedies

When a legal right is interfered with or a legal obligation is breached, the law provides a remedy. This unit focuses on remedial issues in the context of the law of contract, equity and breaches of statute and develops your problem solving skills in response to real world client problems.

LLB306 Civil Procedure

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

LLB349 Japanese Law

In this unit, you will use Japan as a case study to develop the skills of Asia-literate analysis—the ability to discern how culture, politics, economics, institutional design and other variables impact on the operation of an Asian legal system. In the Asian Century, Asia-literate lawyering is critical to advise effectively on transnational deals and to fashion strategic international and regional policy solutions. The unit covers a wide range of contemporary issues in Japanese law, including legal system reform, litigation rates, constitutionalism, gender discrimination, criminal justice, judicial activism, law in popular culture, corporate governance, employment, contracts and commercial regulation.

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.

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

The legal profession, like any other profession, is governed not only by a set of legal rules but also by a range of ethical principles that relate particularly to the practice of the profession of law. An education in law would be incomplete without an understanding of these rules and principles and an ability to apply them in practice. The legal profession owes duties not only to clients, but also to itself, the legal system, the judicial system and to the public. It is within this framework of responsibilities that the lawyer's duties to the client must be accommodated.

LLH305 Corporate Law

People who wish to embark on a commercial venture may choose from a range of forms of legal organisations provided by the legal system. A competent commercial lawyer or business person needs to be aware of the legal principles pertaining to one of the more important types of organisations, namely, the registered company.

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. The unit should be studied at the end of the degree, as it serves as a foundation for you to enhance your academic research experience and skills prior to post-graduate study or entry into the legal profession. It is recommended that you 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.  In order to enrol in the unit, you will need to obtain approval from your supervisor for your research proposal and complete the Research Project application form, which is available on the Postgraduate Community BlackBoard site. You should submit the form to the Law School administration, who will take it to the Director, Graduate Programs for approval. Once approval is granted by the Director you will be enrolled in this unit.

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.  In order to enrol in the unit, you will need to obtain approval from your supervisor for your research proposal and complete the Research Project application form, which is available on the Postgraduate Community BlackBoard site. You should submit the form to the Law School administration, who will take it to the Director, Graduate Programs for approval. Once approval is granted by the Director you will be enrolled in this unit.

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. In order to enrol in the unit, you will need to obtain approval from your supervisor for your research proposal and complete the Research Project Application form, which is available on the Postgraduate Community BlackBoard site. You should submit the form to the Law School Administration, who will take it to the Director, Graduate Programs for approval. Once approval is granted by the Director you will be enrolled in this unit.

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. In order to enrol in the unit you will need to obtain approval from your supervisor for your research proposal and complete the Research Project Application form, which is available on the Postgraduate Community BlackBoard site. You should submit the form to the Law School Administration, who will take it to the Director, Graduate Programs for approval.  Once approval is granted by the Director you will be enrolled in this unit.

Science and mathematics

Biomedical sciences

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.

Chemistry, physics & mechanical engineering

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.)

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