AIX160 - Introduction to University Study

Unit details


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online, Community Based Delivery (CBD)*

Trimester 3: Online

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Tanya King
Trimester 3: Petra Brown
Cohort rule:Nil


Incompatible with: ASC160, EAD102, EAD103, EAD110, EAD111
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Educator-facilitated (scheduled) learning activities - on-campus unit enrolment:

1 x 1-hour lecture per week, 1 x 2-hour seminar in weeks 1-3, 1 x 1-hour seminar in weeks 4-8, no on campus seminars weeks 9-11

Educator-facilitated (scheduled) learning activities - online unit enrolment:

1 x 1-hour lecture per week (recordings provided), 1-hour online seminar per week


*Community Based Delivery (CBD) is for National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation NIKERI Institute students only.


This unit helps students to develop the skills required for successful university study. They incorporate: (1) self-regulation and organisational skills, including learning styles and strategies, time management, and note-taking and revision; (2) information retrieval and evaluation skills, including efficient searching of the library catalogue, journal databases, and the internet, evaluating information, and academic reading techniques and; (3) communication skills, including: written skills through essay and report planning, structure and writing, and oral and visual presentation skills.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Identify, explain and apply features of academic culture and protocols, including peer review and academic integrity, to scholarly work

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO8: Global citizenship


Identify and distinguish between different oral and written forms of academic communications, and be able to demonstrate one

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking


Demonstrate the application of research and evaluation skills using digital platforms to a research project

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO3: Digital literacy


Develop, implement and critically reflect on an individual study plan

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO6: Self-management


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Class Exercises 1200 words
or equivalent
30% Ongoing
Assessment 2 - Research and Writing Exercise 1000 words
or equivalent
25% Week 5
Assessment 3 - Research and Writing Exercise 1800 words 45% Week 9

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via AIX160
Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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