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Master of Applied Science (Microbiology) Thesis B KLA718

See KLA717 for details.

This unit is classed as a restricted unit and unit co-ordinator approval must be obtained.

Performance criteria are associated with entry to this unit.


The Master of Applied Science, Thesis (50% loading) is the final semester in the
Master of Applied Science course in the following specialisations, with each
specialisation requiring enrolment in two unit codes of 25% loading:
KLA 717 (25%)
KLA 718 (25%)
Agricultural Science
KLA 711 (25%)
KLA 714 (25%)
Candidates are required to undertake an independent supervised program of research
under the supervision of a qualified staff member or external co-supervisor with
expertise in their field of interest.
The duration of the research project is expected to coincide with Semesters 1 or 2 and
is inclusive of the study week and some of the examination period (i.e. 16 weeks).


Unit name Master of Applied Science (Microbiology) Thesis B
Unit code KLA718
Credit points 25
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems
Coordinator Doctor Adel Yousif
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

  • identify the important points of a topic of interest to the scientific community through a complete but discriminating accession of the literature.
  • structure an argument, achieve appropriate organization of ideas and critically appraise the literature.
  • plan and manage an investigation, incorporating a substantial amount of original work, within clearly defined constraints of time, finance and technical resources.
  • generate a scientific database by mastering appropriate techniques.
  • analyse and interpret results and to report scientific data, using an appropriate range of techniques.
  • discuss results and draw conclusions from a scientific investigation in relation to relevant biological principles and published work.
  • communicate research ideas and outcomes to academic and industry audiences in a concise and cogent manner.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
050101 $1,031.00 $1,031.00 not applicable $5,844.00

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.

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AssessmentProject Proposal (5%)|Seminar (10%)|Thesis (85%)
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