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Research Dissertation (Part 2 of 3) KSM726


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 or science policy. Students will be required to further develop their communication skills and understanding of marine and Antarctic science/policy through the analysis and interpretation of research results, and communication of their research in a seminar and manuscript or technical report.


Unit name Research Dissertation (Part 2 of 3)
Unit code KSM726
Credit points 25
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Ecology and Biodiversity|Fisheries and Aquaculture|Oceans and Cryosphere
Coordinator Doctor Asta Audzijonyte
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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate and synthesize published information and key concepts within marine and Antarctic studies
  • Plan a program of research investigating a defined problem or question within constraints imposed by time, money, and technical resources
  • Communicate research concepts and findings in marine and Antarctic studies in a logical manner and a variety of formats used by professionals in the field
  • Develop a coherent argument supported by evidence based on published literature and/or research data.
  • Conduct a research project in marine and Antarctic Studies by applying skills in literature research methods, data collection and analysis, and relevant field and/or laboratory techniques

Fee Information

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 $2,237.00 $2,237.00 not applicable $5,192.00

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KSA405, KSA726, KSM721, KSM722 and 4 specialisation units: KSM601, KSM606, KSM608, KSM609 (Fisheries Management) OR KSM610, KSM614, KSM716, KSM717 (Sustainable Aquaculture) OR JFA533, KSM703, KSM714, KSM715 (Governance and Policy) OR KSA714, KSM718, KSM719, KSM723 (Marine Biology)




AssessmentInitial seminar (10%)|Research Proposal (10%)|Final seminar (15%)|Manuscript/Report (65%)
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