Graduate Certificate in Research (X5A)

Overview  2017

Duration
Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 Years
Course rules
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Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school (early), Summer school, Winter school (early), Spring school, 5 Week Session Sep, Intensive Session Jul, 11 Week Session Feb, 11 Week Session Apr
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school (early), Summer school, Winter school (early), Spring school, 5 Week Session Sep, Intensive Session Jul, 11 Week Session Feb, 11 Week Session Apr
Duration
Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 Years
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Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school (early), Summer school, Winter school (early), Spring school, 5 Week Session Sep, Intensive Session Jul, 11 Week Session Feb, 11 Week Session Apr
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school (early), Summer school, Winter school (early), Spring school, 5 Week Session Sep, Intensive Session Jul, 11 Week Session Feb, 11 Week Session Apr
The Graduate Certificate in Research has been introduced by the University to assist Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates systematically acquire the skills and training they need to complete their research. The Graduate Certificate is also part of an initiative by the University to internationalise and increase the transferability of UTAS degrees, improve student experience and retention rates, and ensure the timeliness of completion of higher degrees by research.

All PhD and Research Masters candidates commencing after 1 January 2011

are required to participate in the program.

The Bologna Process identified the global need to raise the quality of both research environments and HDR graduates: It is now commonly agreed that HDR candidates need to be equipped with generic and transferable skills and an understanding of social and ethical responsibility, both of which improve completion rates and broadens a candidate's career prospects.

Postgraduate training is now seen as moving beyond merely training the next generation of academics. Instead it is accepted as a means of equipping an advanced workforce with the skills necessary for critical thinking and team work.

The Graduate Certificate (Research) will include a generic unit that exposes candidates to the issues surrounding ethical research, long term data storage and meta-tagging, intellectual property and patents, commercial and other sensitivities, opportunities to commercialise the outputs of research, and the globalisation of research.

Career outcomes

The Graduate Certificate will imbue our HDR graduates with the fundamental skills and attributes that future employers would expect, including competencies in communication and advanced analysis specific to their discipline.

Course structure

All PhD candidates must complete XGR501 Introduction to Higher Degree by Research, and one other unit prior to Confirmation of Candidature and must complete all of the Graduate Certificate (where applicable) within two years of full time (or equivalent) candidature. It is highly recommended that the second unit completed for Confirmation be XGR502 Communicating Research, however it is understood that in some cases greater benefit may be gained from completion of another unit at this time. Please discuss with your supervisor and the Coordinator of the Graduate Certificate in Research if a unit other than XGR502 is being considered.


Research Masters candidates must complete 50% of the Graduate Certificate: XGR501 Introduction to Higher Degree by Research prior to confirmation of candidature and a second unit (XGR502 or an elective) before submission for examination.

Schedule

Introduction to Higher Degree by Research will introduce PhD and Masters candidates to higher degrees by research (HDR) study at the University of Tasmania.Candidates will be introduced to a range of topics including what it means to be an HDR…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartWinter school (late)
HobartSpring school (extended)
Hobart11 Week Session Feb
Hobart11 Week Session Apr
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonWinter school (late)
LauncestonSpring school (extended)
Launceston11 Week Session Feb
Rozelle - Sydney11 Week Session Apr

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Communicating Research introduces principles of academic writing and broad presentation skills to PhD and Masters candidates to higher degrees by research (HDR) study at the University of Tasmania.This unit will focus on a range of topics including: managing and reviewing…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartWinter school (late)
HobartSpring school (extended)
Hobart11 Week Session Feb
Hobart11 Week Session Apr
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonWinter school (late)
LauncestonSpring school (extended)
Launceston11 Week Session Feb
Rozelle - Sydney11 Week Session Apr

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

And at least two of (totalling no less than 25%)

This unit is structured around a range of postgraduate student work experiences. The unit recognises that students with more than five years work experience (and particularly where they have used high level judgement in varied or specialised contexts) have already…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Research methods seminars introduce students to a range of research methods in the scholarly study of issues in accounting, finance and related disciplines. The seminars are designed to develop research skills so that students are well-equipped to critique confidently and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit focuses on identifying and exploiting the commercial potential of your product, process or service. It considers how intellectual property, market opportunity, risk management and a business model are combined to create commercial value. Topics include the commercialisation process…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Examines the nature of management research; the specification of hypotheses and other research objectives, sampling, the design of interviews and case studies, design and administration of surveys, organising and interpreting research data, and preparing and writing a research report. Examples…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores, practically, the management and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data. Seminars and practical sessions explore the principles and practices of organising and analysing data using software support. The qualitative component explores computer-supported analysis using NVivo. Topics include…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartWinter school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit entitled Flow Cytometry will develop practical skills and theoretical knowledge of the modern instrumentation, tools and techniques used to examine cells by flow cytometry. You are encouraged to make links between this unit and your research to contextualise…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores the principles, theories and practice of epidemiology. Students are provided with a comprehensive introduction to the collection and interpretation of epidemiological data within the framework of health. The unit content covers the broad areas of disease distribution,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is concerned with the practice of health-care in extreme environments. It starts with generic considerations before moving on to examine the following extreme environments in detail: cold, high altitude, desert, maritime, underwater, aviation, and space. The challenges of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The aims of this unit are: to introduce fundamental concepts of biostatistics and provide a background in descriptive and analytical methods that are used to estimate association between variables. This unit covers statistical theory, data entry and manipulation methods, data…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds upon the courses CAM528 'Introduction to Epidemiology' and CAM625 'Introduction to Biostatistics'. It will consolidate and expand the knowledge on epidemiology and teach biostatistics in an applied manner. The goal is to introduce the realities of data…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit aims to provide participants with a basic understanding of health economics, its value and limitations. It will familiarise participants with the application of economic theory to health and health care issues, and review and analyse policy and practice…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Life course epidemiology explores the long term influences on health of exposures occurring earlier in life, for example during gestation, infancy, childhood or earlier in adulthood. This unit examines the principles, theories and practice of this important field of epidemiology,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit equips students with an understanding of the research methods used in health services in order to interpret published research, and design research of their own. Unit content includes the theoretical underpinning of both qualitative and quantitative research methods,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will explore the principles, theories and practice of epidemiology. Students will be provided with a comprehensive introduction to specific aspects of epidemiology including the collection and interpretation of epidemiological data. It will provide them with the essential skills…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to provide information and a collegial environment to support you in developing a rich and integrated understanding of university learning and teaching issues, with reference to the UTAS context.You will explore the theories, principles and practice…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to provide you with both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the design and delivery of technology-enhanced learning and teaching.You will explore current and emerging technologies used in teaching, and critically evaluate their pedagogical affordances. There…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The importance of gratitude to enhance our social and emotional wellbeing has gained momentum in the past decade as a topic of research in a number of fields. In this unit you will critically reflect on the meaning and role…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Provides an opportunity to explore in depth over a semester particular aspects of a chronological period of music history. Periods will be cycled and topics chosen will focus on a particular genre or characteristic of a given chronological period and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides an opportunity for students to explore in depth historical, theoretical and contextual aspects of a specific music topic. Topics, which will be cycled, focus on a particular genre or characteristic of a given chronological period and will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to familiarize students with the major bibliographic sources appropriate for research in music at the postgraduate level. Students will establish a solid foundation in research methodology for future research projects through a variety of research tasks…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students enrolled in this unit will undertake a detailed course of study reviewing major aspects of music history and theory with particular emphasis on structure and analysis. Its purpose is to provide students with the background necessary to pursue quality…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Addresses the communication needs of those students or intending professionals required to speak in the presentation context. Specific vocal and physical skills are experienced to assist the student in presenting in a dynamic and focussed way. A technique to rehearse…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartIntensive Session Jun
LauncestonIntensive Session Jan B

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit prepares commencing HDR candidates for practice-based research in the Creative Arts. The unit aims to help candidates to steep themselves in the theory of their own research area, and to be able to examine it analytically in relationship…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit summarises key developments in journalism, media and communications theory, approaches and methods. It reviews the work of significant theorists and addresses a range of approaches. Various methodological resources are outlined for students, helping them to both undertake their…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides postgraduate coursework students with an introduction to historical research methods and strategies and to various primary sources relevant to historians whether working in Tasmanian or other history.…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides currently enrolled research higher degree students with an introduction to historical research methods and strategies and to various primary sources relevant to historians and researchers in other disciplines.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit explores developments in the publication of knowledge and ideas from the Renaissance to the present, and compares the 'information revolutions' associated with the printing press and the electronic age. It considers the relationship of publishing (old and new)…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is specifically designed for graduates requiring a rigorous yet applied and functional knowledge of signal conditioning and data acquistion appropriate for experiments carried out in the maritime field. The subject matter has been designed around the specific problems…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces students to maritime hydrodynamics and Computational Fluid Dynamics to solve hydrodynamics problems. On successful completion of the unit, students should be able to:Develop and apply the mathematical formulation of the basic laws governing laminar, turbulent fluid flow…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit advances students' knowledge in the hydrodynamic and structural concepts governing the design and analysis of maritime vessels. Students advance their knowledge of science by applying it to design areas relevant to the maritime industry.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is designed to provide students planning to undertake or who are undertaking research training with the skills and capacity to learn statistical techniques required for their research. The emphasis is on the conceptual understanding of statistical analyses commonly…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Qualitative Research Methods provides Honours and coursework Masters students and HDR candidates with grounding in qualitative research methodologies and associated methods. Students will develop abilities in framing research questions; developing, critiquing and applying qualitative research methodologies; defending method choice; and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Obtaining project funding is critical for a successful career in research. In this unit, postgraduate research students will gain an insight into the research funding environment in Australia. The unit will offer students the essential skills needed to develop a…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides an introduction to the general theory of experimental design. The unit reviews the role of randomization and replication in design, and considers the basic design techniques of constancy, matching, blocking and statistical adjustment, as well as reviewing…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit will introduce students to quantitative data analysis techniques. Students will learn aspects of collecting, processing, analyzing and presenting quantitative information. Topics include: statistical presentation of data, experimental design, data exploration techniques, fitting linear models and their extensions, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Bioinformatics is a core skill that is desperately needed by practitioners in the life sciences, from health to pathology and epidemiology to fundamental biological research. It is a discipline that brings together tools from mathematics, statistics, and computer science, to…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces the latest approaches and innovative technologies used in polar marine phytoplankton. After a review of current methodologies and techniques, the theory and application of Electron Microscopy, Microelectrodes, Fast Repetition Rate Fluorometers, Pulse Amplitude Fluorometers, HPLC pigment analysis,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit explores the suite of molecular tools available to biologists and how they can be applied to questions concerning the biology, ecology, diversity, phylogeography and evolution of marine organisms. Topics covered include theory and practice of key molecular tools…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides theoretical and practical training in scientific diving, focusing on both safe diving procedures in the conduct of science underwater and a range of scientific techniques used commonly by scientific divers. Students who complete the course satisfactorily will…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides a solid foundation in fish histopathology. The main focus of the unit is interpretation of histology slides showing structure of normal and diseased organs of teleost fish. Methods used in histology, including different staining techniques, immunohistochemistry and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Quantitative skills are among the fundamental tools of professional ecologists and other biologists. They are necessary to design their studies, analyse and interpret their data, and to assess and interpret published studies. This unit provides a solid grounding in appropriate…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Starting with world lines in space-time and tensor analysis for special relativity, the corresponding notation for curved space is developed, leading to the geodesic equations and the Einstein field equations. Applications studied (via the Schwarzschild solution) include the major solar…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Knowledge of symmetries and transformation groups is a vital part of formulating models of physical systems in a wide variety of applications, ranging from the standard contexts of classical mechanics and dynamics (which spawned the original development of the subject),…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces students to biogeochemical processes that influence the marine carbon cycle, including its role in the control of atmospheric CO2 concentrations and the influence of CO2 emissions in increasing the acidity of the ocean. The course introduces chemical…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit discusses the science behind management of fisheries, and introduces key concepts in fisheries population dynamics, assessment of fisheries stocks, interpreting data from tagged fish, ecosystem interactions with fisheries, fishery economics, and assessing fishery impacts.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit will introduce students to the concepts and techniques used to make formal comparison of alternative options for management of marine systems and resources. As there are generally several ways to model a given system and different approaches to…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces a range of statistical and data analysis techniques used in the marine sciences. The course covers concepts of generalised linear models (GLMs), generalised additive models (GAMs), Bayes rules, bayesian versus frequentist interpretation, Markov chain Monte Carlo fundamentals,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Leadership for Researchers introduces principles of leadership and management skills to candidates for higher degrees by research (HDR) at the University of Tasmania. This unit will focus on a range of topics including: self-awareness, emotional intelligence, leadership and management styles,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

XGR504 will provide the postgraduate researcher with a greater understanding of the diversity, capability and applicability of the specialist analytical equipment housed within the Central Science Laboratory (CSL). The unit will include an introductory overview of CSL capabilities followed by…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartFull Year Period

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit enables HDR candidates to study a topic or subject of particular academic interest and relevance to their project which is not otherwise available as a formal unit. It provides candidates with the opportunity to engage in self-directed study…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will give students an in depth and comprehensive appreciation of the practicalities of nurturing, protecting and commercialising intellectual property derived from academic research. The unit will be comprised of an intensive two day workshop conducted at an offsite…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Alternatively, one off-the-schedule12.5% unit (200/300/400 level unit, or 100 level unit for languages) that complements the candidate's current research program may be proposed, subject to approval by the relevant course coordinator, primary supervisor and Dean of Graduate Research.

Entry requirements

Admission Prerequisites

Higher degree by research concurrent enrolment

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students will be provided with a Research Training Program (RTP) Fees Offset scholarship of AUD $22,000- $33,000. This scholarship is provided to individual students to offset their tuition fees.

These funds are provided by the Commonwealth Government as a contribution to the University towards the direct costs of a student’s research training (supervision, access to resources or facilities at the University, costs associated with fieldwork, training in techniques and necessary coursework undertaken outside the School/Institute).

International students

2017 Annual Tuition Fee (international students): $9,500 AUD*.

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

Scholarships

Higher Degree by Research Candidates may apply for a variety of scholarships to assist with the cost of living, tuition fees and other research costs. For a full list of scholarships available to domestic and international candidates please visit the Graduate Research website.

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International
+61 3 8676 7017
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