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Zoology 4 (Honours) A KZA417




Intending Honours students should first consult the Honours Coordinator and potential supervisors before the end of the final year of their undergraduate course. The Honours course starts either in the first week of February with a thesis being submitted by the end of November or in the first week of August with all requirements being completed by the end of May in the following year. The program consists of the following elements: a literature review, written and verbal exercises and a research project. Each of these has a number of teaching objectives, not all of which are assessed and used in the final award. The final award is based on an assessment of eleven objectives, six of which come from the thesis. Full information on objectives and assessment criteria are contained in a booklet which is available from the School.

Enrolment consists of four units as follows:  KZA417, KZA418, KZA419 and KZA420.


Unit name Zoology 4 (Honours) A
Unit code KZA417
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Zoology

Chris Burridge

Level Honours
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


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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 13/4/2020 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 2020.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $2,381.00 2020: $4,708.00 010915

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blank_page Students are assessed against standard criteria for objectives in the research proposal (2 objectives), the final seminar (3 objectives) and the research thesis (6 objectives). Assessments for the research thesis count double.

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