Courses & Units

Research and Design Experience - Advanced KAA411

Hobart, Launceston


This unit is only available as part of the Bachelor of Philosophy (X3P).


This unit provides students with an opportunity to be engaged in a topic on authentic research or design activity in a laboratory or field setting in STEM. Students will be expected to present their project results via an oral presentation and a report for an intended audience of academics.

This Research and Design Experience - Advanced unit consists of 6 to 8 weeks (ca. 300 hours) of project activity, or equivalent.


Unit name Research and Design Experience - Advanced
Unit code KAA411
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
College Office - CSE
Discipline College Office - CSE

Mark Hovenden (Biological Sciences)

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Spring school (extended) 26/10/2020 18/11/2020 21/12/2020 14/2/2021

* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

1. Independently design a research or design project in STEM in response to a problem or opportunity in society

2. Select and Implement an appropriate research or design method for a project to be performed under minimal academic supervision

3. Complete a research or design project through working effectively, responsibly, safely and ethically in an individual or team context

4. Collect, record, interpret and draw conclusions from a research or design project in STEM, and propose further work where necessary

5. Communicate research findings to an academic audience as an oral presentation and a written report



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $2,381.00 2020: $5,566.00 019999

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

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Completion of 100 credit points in a Bachelor Degree


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.


AT1 – Plan and justify a research or design project, 20%;

AT2 - Undertake a research or design project, 40%;

AT3 – Communicate a research or design project as an oral presentation and report, 40%

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