Courses & Units

Research Methods in Marine and Antarctic Science KSA405



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
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Honours


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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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 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
010907 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,472.00

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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%)
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