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LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term1,2,3,4,5
Term1,2,3,4,5
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term1,2,3,4,5
Term1,2,3,4,5
Online
Term1,2,3,4,5
N/A

Unit description

Develops students' capacity to design and conduct a scientific research project, understand the research framework, and present research findings. This unit is the first of six Science Honours Thesis units that students progress through while working on their thesis research project.

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:
1critically evaluate and appropriately apply scientific research techniques and methodologies to derive original research data
2critically evaluate and interpret research data with respect to relevant scientific and management knowledge, theories and issues
3present research findings in forms that are appropriate in academic settings and for the general public

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

  1. critically evaluate and appropriately apply scientific research techniques and methodologies to derive original research data
  2. critically evaluate and interpret research data with respect to relevant scientific and management knowledge, theories and issues
  3. present research findings in forms that are appropriate in academic settings and for the general public

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No 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 teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Project 150 hours (Over the term)
Assessment
PresentationSR
Major thesis80%
Minor thesis20%

Teaching method
Project 150 hours (Over the term)
Assessment
PresentationSR
Major thesis80%
Minor thesis20%

Teaching method
Project 150 hours (Over the term)
Assessment
PresentationSR
Major thesis80%
Minor thesis20%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. 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 teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Fee paying courses
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International

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