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LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
Online
Session1,2,3
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Unit description

Introduces and develops student capacity to develop and conduct research projects, understand the research framework, and research publication and presentation. This unit is designed as part of a series of thesis units for the Science Honours Program (Science Honours Thesis I, II and III).

Unit content

Content will depend on the individual honours project.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1apply research techniques and methodologies in scientific research
2use scientific techniques in research, planning, and/or management
3think critically about scientific techniques and methods used in research
4interpret research data
5present research findings in scientific and public forms
6be aware of current scientific issues and methods
7integrate scientific and management concepts and theories

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. apply research techniques and methodologies in scientific research
  2. use scientific techniques in research, planning, and/or management
  3. think critically about scientific techniques and methods used in research
  4. interpret research data
  5. present research findings in scientific and public forms
  6. be aware of current scientific issues and methods
  7. integrate scientific and management concepts and theories

Prescribed texts

  • Individual students will be guided towards prescribed texts by their project supervisor since each project is individually supervised, and each topic will require specific texts: Similarly, students will be guided towards reading by their project supervisor., All students should, however, read widely in their discipline regarding both substantive content and methodological approaches.

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Self-directed project 300 hrs (1)
Assessment
ParticipationSR

Teaching method
Self-directed project 300 hrs (1)
Assessment
ParticipationSR

Teaching method
Self-directed project 300 hrs (1)
Assessment
ParticipationSR
Notice

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Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

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