This unit consists of an independent research project in any of the disciplines of the College of Science and Engineering. It will involve approximately 130 hours planning, conducting, analysing and reporting on a research topic negotiated between the student and the supervising academic. To enroll, the student should first approach suitable supervisors and the Unit Coordinator to discuss projects. Enrolment is only possible with approval of the Unit Coordinator and supervisor. Students will not usually be considered without satisfactory completion of two relevant intermediate (2nd year) units.
|Unit name||Research Project|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
|Discipline||Ecology and Biodiversity|
|Coordinator||Doctor Jennifer Lavers|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* 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 STEM research project in response to a negotiated problem
- Manage and effectively implement an appropriate research method for the selected project, through working safely and ethically under academic guidance
- Collect and accurately record scientific data
- Interpret scientific data logically and draw sound conclusions from those data
- Report scientific results, placing these into the context of the current state of scientific understanding and explaining their wider relevance, in the form of a formal scientific publication.
|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.
|Assessment||Final report (60%)|Project proposal (research plan) (10%)|Research journal (30%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
There is no text book for this unit
A recommended reading list will be provided by the project supervisor(s), as requested or required.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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