This unit is only available as part of the Bachelor of Philosophy (X3P).
This unit provides students with an opportunity to be engaged in a research or design project in a laboratory or field setting in STEM. The aim of the unit is to provide an experience that will immerse students in the culture of a research or design group in STEM and enable students to gain insights and skills associated with working effectively, under supervision, on an authentic research or design activity. The project outputs will be presented as a poster or equivalent to an academic audience.
This Introduction to Research and Design Experience unit consists of 6 to 8 weeks (ca. 300 hours) project activity, or equivalent.
|Unit name||Introduction to Research and Design Experience|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Stanislav (Stas) Shabala|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Spring school (extended)||On-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
|Launceston||Spring school (extended)||On-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Spring school (extended)||31/10/2022||23/11/2022||27/12/2022||19/2/2023|
* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.
- Plan a research or design project in response to a predetermined problem in STEM supported by relevant information
- Implement a predetermined design and method to undertake a project under the guidance of a supervisor
- Complete a research or design project through working effectively, responsibly, safely and ethically in an individual or team context
- Collect, accurately record, interpret scientific or design data derived from own investigation or provided by others
- Communicate your research or design project results to an academic audience as a conference poster or equivalent
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
PrerequisitesCompleted at least 100 credit points
|Assessment||Test or quiz (100%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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