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 enrol, the student should first approach the unit coordinator and suitable supervisors to discuss projects. Enrolment only with the approval of the unit coordinator, and willingness of an academic staff member within CoSE to supervise the project. Students will be expected to have strong academic records and will not usually be considered without satisfactory completion of two relevant intermediate (2nd year) units.
|Unit name||Research Project|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
|Discipline||Ecology and Biodiversity|
|Available as student elective?||No|
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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, in the form of a formal scientific publication.
Enrolment only with the approval of the unit coordinator, and willingness of an academic staff member within CoSE to supervise the project. Students will be expected to have strong academic records and will not usually be considered without satisfactory completion of two relevant intermediate (2nd year) units
No formal classes. Attendance as negotiated between student and supervisor/s. The student will spend approximately 130 hours planning, conducting, analysing and reporting on the project. In most cases, students will be working on campus and/or at some existing research site.
AT1 - Project Proposal (10%)
AT2 - Journal (weekly entries) (30%)
AT3 - Final Report (60%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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