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BZ5609 - Minor Project (Part 1 of 2)

Credit points: 6
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Subject chain: BZ5609 BZ5610
Administered by: School of Marine & Tropical Biology

Available to postgraduate students enrolled in the School of Marine and Tropical Biology.

This subject constitutes a short research project of 9-11 weeks duration full-time or part-time pro rata equivalent. In consultation with the Course Coordinator and an appropriate supervisor, the candidate will design a project and prepare a research proposal. Candidates will then undertake appropriate field or laboratory work, analyse the results, prepare a report in the form of a scientific paper and will present the results to other students and staff in a seminar of about 20-30 minutes duration.

Learning Outcomes

  • formulate and execute a research plan;
  • gain experience of working with an established research team which may be based inside or outside the University;
  • learn how to draw appropriate conclusions from research findings;
  • learn how to evaluate and utilise scientific literature in a research project;
  • present the completed work in the form of a research report and a seminar.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BT5050

Availabilities

As this subject is part of a subject chain, a final standard grade (e.g. P, C) will only be recorded for each subject after successful completion of all parts of the subject chain.

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Lecturer: Professor Andrew Krockenberger.
Assessment: completion of a research report.

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Lecturer: Professor Andrew Krockenberger.
Assessment: completion of a research report.

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Lecturer: Professor Andrew Krockenberger.
Assessment: completion of a research report.

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Lecturer: Professor Andrew Krockenberger.
Assessment: completion of a research report.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.