Courses & Units

Research and Design Experience - Intermediate KAA307

Hobart, Launceston


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 negotiated topic on an authentic research or design activity in a laboratory or field setting in STEM. Project results will be presented as an oral presentation to a scientific audience.

This Research and Design Experience - Intermediate unit consists of 6 to 8 weeks (ca. 300 hours) of research, design, or equivalent.


Unit name Research and Design Experience - Intermediate
Unit code KAA307
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Plant Science|Zoology

Mark Hovenden (Biological Sciences)

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Spring school (extended) On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Spring school (extended) On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Spring school (extended) 26/10/2020 18/11/2020 21/12/2020 14/2/2021

* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

1. Design a STEM research or design project in response to a negotiated problem or opportunity in society

2. Select and Implement an appropriate research or design method for a project to be performed under academic supervision

3. Complete a research or design project through working effectively, responsibly, safely and ethically in an individual or team context

4. Collect, accurately record, interpret and draw conclusions from scientific data

5. Communicate research or design project results to an academic audience via an oral presentation



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $2,381.00 2020: $5,566.00 019999

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

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Completion of 100 credit points in a Bachelor Degree

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:


Teaching Pattern

The unit consists of 6 to 8 weeks (ca. 300 hours) project activity, or equivalent.

Tuition pattern will be discussed by the unit coordinator with students, as it will vary with the duration of the study period in which the unit is undertaken.


AT1 – Plan a STEM research or design project, 20%;

AT2 - Undertake a research or design project under academic supervision, 60%;

AT3 - Communicate a research or design project as an oral presentation to an academic audience, 20%

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