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SC5900 - Special Topic

Credit points: 06
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

An independent study and/or research devoted to a topic not available through structured coursework. The subject is to be developed in consultation with a member of staff from the College of Science and Engineering and the student's course coordinator. To enrol in this subject student's should (1) attain approval from a research supervisor (usually an academic or research staff member in the College), (2) identify a project, and (3) send written confirmation from supervisor to the enrolment team and / or their course coordinator.

Learning Outcomes

  • plan, conduct and manage research in their discipline;
  • formulate and solve research problems;
  • critically evaluate theoretical concepts in a range of topics which give background to the research;
  • prepare and present written technical reports and/or oral presentations for a specialist audience.
Prerequisites: PRIOR APPROVAL

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Naomi Gardiner
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Chaoshu Zeng, Assoc. Professor Mark Hamann, Dr Christa Placzek, Dr Amy Diedrich, Professor Lin Schwarzkopf.
Contact hours:
  • 260 hours - mix of self directed and supervised learning
    Assessment: research report.

    Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
    Census Date 29-Aug-2019
    Coordinator: Dr Naomi Gardiner
    Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Chaoshu Zeng, Assoc. Professor Mark Hamann, Dr Christa Placzek, Dr Amy Diedrich, Professor Lin Schwarzkopf.
    Contact hours:
    • 260 hours - mix of self directed and supervised learning
      Assessment: research report.

      External, Study Period 1
      Census Date 28-Mar-2019
      Coordinator: Dr Naomi Gardiner
      Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Chaoshu Zeng, Assoc. Professor Mark Hamann, Dr Christa Placzek, Dr Amy Diedrich, Professor Lin Schwarzkopf.
      Contact hours:
      • 260 hours - mix of self directed and supervised learning
        Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
        Assessment: research report.

        External, Study Period 2
        Census Date 29-Aug-2019
        Coordinator: Dr Naomi Gardiner
        Lecturers: Dr Brad Congdon, Assoc. Professor Chaoshu Zeng, Dr Christa Placzek, Dr Amy Diedrich, Professor Lin Schwarzkopf.
        Contact hours:
        • 260 hours - mix of self directed and supervised learning
          Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
          Assessment: research report.

          Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
          Census Date 28-Mar-2019
          Coordinator: Dr Naomi Gardiner
          Lecturers: Dr Brad Congdon, Assoc. Professor Paul Nelson, Assoc. Professor Lisa Law, Dr Kearrin Sims.
          Contact hours:
          • 260 hours - mix of self directed and supervised learning
            Assessment: research report.

            Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
            Census Date 29-Aug-2019
            Coordinator: Dr Naomi Gardiner
            Lecturers: Dr Brad Congdon, Assoc. Professor Paul Nelson, Assoc. Professor Lisa Law, Dr Kearrin Sims.
            Contact hours:
            • 260 hours - mix of self directed and supervised learning
              Assessment: research report.

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