Courses & Units

Research and Design Experience - Intermediate KAA307


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
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Biological Sciences
Coordinator Associate Professor Stas Shabala
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


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

Key Dates

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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? 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. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Design a STEM research or design project in response to a negotiated problem or opportunity in society
  • Select and Implement an appropriate research or design method for a project to be performed under academic supervision
  • Complete a research or design project through working effectively, responsibly, safely and ethically in an individual or team context
  • Collect, accurately record, interpret and draw conclusions from scientific data
  • Communicate research or design project results to an academic audience via an oral presentation

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
019999 $2,005.00 $2,005.00 not applicable $5,566.00

1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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Completed at least 100 credit points


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.

AssessmentTest or quiz (100%)
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