While most students will complete their research project within a discipline of the University, some research projects will involve placement in an external organisation.
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 Abigail Smith|
|Available as an 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- 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 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
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.
|Assessment||Project proposal (research plan) (10%)|Research journal (30%)|Final report (60%)|
|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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