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MB5111 - Minor Project and Proposal (Part 1 of 2)

Credit points: 6
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Subject chain: MB5111 MB5112
Administered by: School of Marine & Tropical Biology

Available ONLY to students enrolled in Graduate Diploma of Research Methods, Graduate Certificate of Research Methods, Master of Applied Science, Graduate Certificate of Development Practice, Graduate Diploma of Development Practice, Master of Science and Master of Development Practice. Except with the approval of the Head of School/Associate Dean, all subjects in a chain must be studied in consecutive teaching periods.

Candidates aspiring to the MSc by Research who are enrolled in the GDipResMeth, GCertResMeth or MAppSc may spend approximately eight weeks collecting data as a small discrete project that is generally related to or will be encompassed within the MSc project. The topic will be selected after consultation with appropriate supervisor(s) and the course coordinator. Candidates will be required to write up the results of their research in the form of a scientific paper. In addition, candidates will write a formal research proposal for the MSc thesis project in the form of a standard application for research funding. Students will also present a seminar outlining research plans for their MSc research.

Learning Outcomes

  • gain training in research methods appropriate to the research aspirations of the student.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner.


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.

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: Dr Naomi Gardiner, Empro Bette Willis.
Assessment: presentations (10%); minor project (75%); proposal (15%) (90%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: Dr Naomi Gardiner, Empro Bette Willis.
Assessment: presentations (10%); minor project (75%); proposal (15%) (90%).

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.