Courses & Units

Research Dissertation (Part 2 of 2) KSA704



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 2 of 2)
Unit code KSA704
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
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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


International students
Domestic students

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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

* 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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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2018: $2,296.00 2018: $4,252.00 010900

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Teaching Pattern

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

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