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Research Project B KAA309


This unit consists of an independent research project in any of the disciplines of the College of Science and Engineering and is a core unit in the Science and Industry major of the BSc. Together with the co-requisite unit KAA308, it will involve approximately 260 hours planning, conducting, analysing and reporting on a research topic relevant to industry that is negotiated between the student and the supervising academic. Enrolment can be in the same or consecutive semesters as KAA308 and requires approval of the Unit Coordinator and supervisor.


Unit name Research Project B
Unit code KAA309
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems
Coordinator Professor Tina Acuna
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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Learning Outcomes

  • Plan a STEM research project in response to negotiated real-world problem
  • Manage and effectively implement an appropriate research method for the 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 to a professional audience.

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Concurrent Prerequisites



AssessmentProject Proposal (10%)|Research journal (30%)|Final report (60%)
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