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Biological Sciences 4 (Honours) C KPZ407



Intending Honours students should first consult the Honours Coordinator and potential supervisors before the end of the final year of their undergraduate course. The Honours course starts either in the first week of February with a thesis being submitted by the end of November or in the first week of August with all requirements being completed by the end of May in the following year (~39 weeks, full-time). Part-time study is also available (~78 weeks). The program consists of the following elements: a literature review, a grant application, verbal presentations and a research project (resulting in a written thesis). Each of these has a number of teaching objectives, not all of which are assessed and used in the final award. The final award is based on an assessment of eleven objectives, six of which come from the thesis. Full information on objectives and assessment criteria are contained in a booklet which is available from the Honours coordinator.

Enrolment consists of four units as follows: KPZ401, KPZ402, KPZ403 and KPZ404.


Unit name Biological Sciences 4 (Honours) C
Unit code KPZ407
Credit points 25
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Plant Science|Zoology
Coordinator Associate Professor Christopher Burridge
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Select and apply practical and theoretical techniques to conduct an independent and ethical biological science research project
  • Design, implement and critically evaluate a biological science investigation to address a research question
  • Communicate scientific ideas and biological science research findings to informed professional audiences, both orally and in a written thesis
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
010900 $2,005.00 $2,005.00 not applicable $4,708.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP

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AssessmentLiterature Review (19%)|Grant application (10%)|Research Thesis (57%)|Final research seminar (14%)
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