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EA5521 - Minor Research Dissertation

Credit points: 6
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: Sch of Earth & Environmental Sciences

Available for postgraduate coursework students with appropriate academic standing in the school of Earth and Environmental Sciences. With the guidance of an academic supervisor the student will undertake a small research project that is of the scope and size that can be completed in the equivalent of approximately six weeks full time work. Students design the collection of data and analyse, interpret and present the results in a scientific manner. Students will select their topic in consultation with their supervisor.

Learning Outcomes

  • the ability to plan, conduct and manage research in their discipline;
  • ability to formulate and solve research problems;
  • to understand theoretical concepts in a range of topics which give background to the research project;
  • the ability to appraise information critically.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • 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 select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The ability to work individually and independently.
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Townsville, Study Period 1, Limited
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Face to face teaching (flexible delivery requiring some on-campus attendance)
Assessment: dissertation assessed by two internal examiners.

Townsville, Study Period 2, Limited
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Face to face teaching (flexible delivery requiring some on-campus attendance)
Assessment: thesis.

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