Courses & Units

Plant Science Research KPZ302

Hobart

Note:

Enrolment depends on availability of a suitable project, supervisor and resources. Please note that several schools offer 3rd year research units. Only one of these research units can be taken in any single semester and students can only include two research units within the BSc.

This unit is classed as a restricted unit which means that unit co-ordinator approval must be obtained.

Introduction

Involves a semester-long research project, supervised by a member of the Plant Science staff and can only be undertaken as part of a major in Plant Science. It will involve approximately 80 contact hours planning, conducting, analysing and reporting on a research topic negotiated between the student and the supervising academic. The aim of the unit is to give students experience in individual research in an area of their own choosing. Students are required to speak to the unit coordinator and individual members of staff before the start of semester so that a suitable project can be organised. Students can expect that staff will have some suggestions for projects, so that they do not need to have well developed ideas before beginning discussions. Conditional on the agreement of the supervisor, students can undertake this unit in any semester, but it must be completed within that semester.

Summary

Unit name Plant Science Research
Unit code KPZ302
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Biological Sciences
Discipline Plant Science
Coordinator

Assoc Prof Mark Hovenden

Teaching staff

Staff of the School of Biological Sciences.

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Summer school On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Winter school On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Spring school On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.

Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units.

TNE Program units special approval requirements.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018
Summer school 1/1/2018 12/1/2018 29/1/2018 25/2/2018
Winter school 4/6/2018 13/6/2018 25/6/2018 15/7/2018
Spring school 22/10/2018 7/11/2018 29/11/2018 6/1/2019

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2017: $1,131.00 2017: $2,055.00 010903

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

KPA214 and KPA215

KPA210 also strongly recommended

Teaching

Assessment

Written report: 70%; research journal: 30%.

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Textbooks

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