Courses & Units

Research Dissertation (Part 4 of 4) KSM709

Hobart, Launceston


Due to the circumstances around COVID-19, you will begin your semester 2 studies online in 2020. However, when Government guidelines change, on-campus studies will be reintroduced.


The unit will develop knowledge and skills in research that is oriented towards marine and Antarctic science. Research training will be provided through workshops, seminars and completion of a research project in an appropriate area of marine and Antarctic science. Students will be required to further develop their communication skills and understanding of marine and Antarctic science through the analysis and interpretation of research results, and communication of their research in a seminar and thesis.


Unit name Research Dissertation (Part 4 of 4)
Unit code KSM709
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Ecology and Biodiversity|Fisheries and Aquaculture|Oceans and Cryosphere


Teaching staff

IMAS staff as appropriate

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
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston 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 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate and synthesize published information and key concepts within a prescribed field of knowledge.
  2. Carry out a research project in marine and Antarctic Science by applying skills in literature research methods, data collection and analysis, and relevant field and/or laboratory techniques.
  3. Communicate research concepts and findings in a logical manner, in a variety of written and oral forms commonly used by professionals in the field.
  4. Develop a coherent argument supported by evidence based on published literature and/or research data.
  5. Plan and conduct a program of research investigating a defined problem or question within constraints imposed by time, money and technical resources.



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $2,381.00 2020: $4,708.00 010907

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Teaching Pattern

Student-led research


Research Proposal 10%, Initial Seminar 5%, Thesis 70%, Final Seminar 10%, Supervisor Assessment 5%.

This unit is one of the four units that make up the research dissertation in the Individual Research Project stream. The result will not available until the final unit (part 4 of 4) is completed.

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