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Hobart, Launceston

This unit has been discontinued.


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.

Summary 2020

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



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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




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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