Courses & Units

Research Methods in Marine and Antarctic Science KSA405

Launceston, Hobart



This unit will equip students with skills necessary to join the scientific technical workforce or undertake a research project at the Honours or Masters level. It will include a range of skills such as: scientific communication (writing, presentation, stakeholder engagement skills), research (project management & design, critical thinking, data management, bibliographic skills) etc.
It will be taught by a range of experts with recognised, outstanding research and communications capabilities.


Unit name Research Methods in Marine and Antarctic Science
Unit code KSA405
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Ecology and Biodiversity|Fisheries and Aquaculture|Oceans and Cryosphere
Coordinator Doctor Valeriya Komyakova
Available as student elective? No
Level Honours


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


International students
Domestic students

Please check that your computer meets the minimum System Requirements if you are attending via Distance/Off-Campus.

Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.

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.

About Census Dates

Learning Outcomes

  • Critically evaluate scientific literature and scientific seminars to assess the impact of the scientific work and reliability of the research outcomes.
  • Present complex concepts in Marine and Antarctic Science using a range of communication techniques.
  • Construct a project management plan in response to Marine and Antarctic Science challenge.
  • Design a research study to address a knowledge gap in Marine or Antarctic science.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
010907 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable

1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
If you have any questions in relation to the fees, please contact UConnect or more information is available on StudyAssist.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.


Teaching Pattern

Weekly 2h lectures or workshops

Every other week 2 h tutorials or 3 h practicals

3-4 30 min guest seminars/webinars over the semester

AssessmentAnalysis of scientific papers (25%)|Analysis of Scientific Seminars (20%)|Project pitch (10%)|Research Grant Proposal (45%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable



Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

LinksBooktopia textbook finder

The University reserves the right to amend or remove courses and unit availabilities, as appropriate.