Courses & Units

Research and Design Publication KAA412

Hobart, Launceston


This unit provides students with an opportunity to prepare a journal article for publication based on a previous research or design activity in a laboratory or field setting in STEM. This Research and Design Publication unit consists of 3 to 4 weeks (ca. 150 hours) of time commitment.


Unit name Research and Design Publication
Unit code KAA412
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Plant Science|Zoology

Mark Hovenden (Biological Sciences)

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart 12 Week Session Dec On-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston 12 Week Session Dec On-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020
12 Week Session Dec 30/11/2020 17/12/2020 11/1/2021 21/2/2021

* 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. Prepare a plan for a journal article on a STEM related topic utilising recently conducted research and/or design work

2. Provide, receive and respond to peer feedback on a draft academic journal article

3. Communicate a series of original research findings or substantial designs in a format suitable for dissemination via an academic journal



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,783.00 019999

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Teaching Pattern

This unit consists of 3 to 4 weeks (ca. 150 hours) of time commitment.

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 – Prepare a plan for a journal article on a research or design topic in STEM based on research you have already completed, 20%;

AT2 - Peer review of a draft journal article and responding to feedback, 30%;

AT3 - Communicate research findings or design work to an academic audience as a journal article, 50%

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