Unit description

This unit is equivalent to a minor thesis and leads to the production of a submittable academic paper extracted from SCI03073, it involves tutorials on abstract/introduction/methods/results/discussion writing, style, layout and graphical presentation of data and dealing with reviewers’ comments. Research Project IV carries a weighting equivalent to two units. This unit is designed as part of a series of thesis units for post-graduate students (other units in the series include SCI03071 Research Project I, SCI03072 Research Project II, SCI03073 Research Project III).

Unit content

Environmental/forestry/marine science or management issue or research topic.

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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


Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
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