Courses & Units

Biological Research KPZ778



Involves a semester-long (or equivalent period) research project, supervised by a member of the Biological Sciences discipline. It will involve approximately 80 contact hours planning, conducting, analysing and reporting on an individual research topic negotiated between the student and the supervising academic. The aim of the unit is to give students experience in individual research in an area of their own choosing. Students are required to speak to the unit coordinator and individual members of staff before the start of semester to organise a suitable research project. Students can expect that staff will have some suggestions for projects, so that they do not need to have well developed ideas before beginning discussions. Conditional on the agreement of the supervisor, students can undertake this unit in any semester, but it must be completed within that semester.


Unit name Biological Research
Unit code KPZ778
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Zoology

Assoc Prof Mark Hovenden

Teaching staff

Staff of Biological Sciences discipline, School of Natural Sciences

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 25/2/2019 22/3/2019 15/4/2019 2/6/2019
Semester 2 15/7/2019 9/8/2019 2/9/2019 20/10/2019
Summer school 1/1/2019 11/1/2019 28/1/2019 24/2/2019
Winter school 3/6/2019 12/6/2019 24/6/2019 14/7/2019
Spring school 21/10/2019 6/11/2019 28/11/2019 5/1/2020

* 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 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2019: $1,169.00 2019: $2,200.00 019999

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