Courses & Units

Research Dissertation (Part 1 of 2) KSA703


Full time students enrol in both Research Dissertation (Parts 1 and 2) simultaneously. Part time students enrol in Part 1 and Part 2 in consecutive semesters.


Students will undertake an original and unique research project under the supervision of one or more members of academic staff. The scope of this project will be dependent on opportunities and logistic support at the time of offering. The research may involve field and/or laboratory experiments, or the analysis of existing data (e.g. data collected from prior Antarctic research campaigns), in the fields of marine and Antarctic science. The project will generally involve up to 12 weeks (full-time equivalent) of field and/or laboratory work (nominally starting week 2 of the first semester of enrolment Semester 1), with an additional 3 weeks for preparation of a Research Thesis.


Unit name Research Dissertation (Part 1 of 2)
Unit code KSA703
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Ecology and Biodiversity|Fisheries and Aquaculture|Oceans and Cryosphere
Teaching staff

Academic staff of IMAS

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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Teaching Pattern

1 lecture (180 minutes), 1 seminar (240 minutes) and fortnightly tutorails (120 minutes)


A thesis forms the main assessment of the student's research project along with the final seminar.

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