• Offered by ANU College of Science
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Vice Chancellor Postgraduate
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course

Course not offered in 2020

This course challenges and supports students to explore the organisation of research for the good of society. How can we identify and integrate what is known from disciplinary research to contribute to the resolution of experienced problems? How can we prioritise research agendas for the good of society? How are research findings implemented or used in practice?

The course will examine the linked themes of “integration” and “implementation” of research to address problems and issues in societal contexts such as expert witness services and research consultancies, the research and intellectual property base for new businesses, approaches to introducing change to professional practice, and the contribution of research to the development of public policy.

 The course will include a maximum of 10 students per College selected on the basis of outstanding results and interest in and commitment to working on the application of research. This is a capstone course supporting students to demonstrate the best academic work of which they are capable. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

This course aims to expand participants’ understanding of and confidence in applying:

  • Methods for negotiating, identifying and articulating societal issues and problems so that they become expressed in forms that can benefit from the application of research. (LO1)
  • Disciplinary characteristics of research, and methods for integrating research across disciplinary edges. (LO2)
  • Methods for implementing and evaluating research-based interventions and contributions that address societal problems. (LO3)
  • Knowledge gained from self reflection and peer learning strategies to build effective life long learning approaches. (LO4)
  • New and revised perspectives on disciplinary knowledge gained in previous (undergraduate) studies. (LO5)

Other Information

This course requires a special application process with timelines as set out at http://www.anu.edu.au/study/apply/information-on-the-anu-global-summer-program-for-students-of-iaru-...

Indicative Assessment

  • Group research portfolio or Report 40% (LO1,3,4 & 5)
  • Individual learning portfolio or Report 40% (LO1,3,4 & 5)
  • Tutorial Facilitation 20% (LO2)

In response to COVID-19: Please note that Semester 2 Class Summary information (available under the classes tab) is as up to date as possible. Changes to Class Summaries not captured by this publication will be available to enrolled students via Wattle. 

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Four hours contact a week, made up of a two-hour lecture/seminar and a two-hour compulsory tutorial. Students will also commit to six hours of independent learning a week

Requisite and Incompatibility

Incompatible with VCUG3002

You will need to contact the ANU College of Science to request a permission code to enrol in this course.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $3570
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5460
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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There are no current offerings for this course.

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