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SC5913 - Minor Project, Seminar and Literature Review (2 of 2)

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

Candidates will design and conduct a small discrete research project. The topic will be selected after consultation with the 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, the candidate will give a summative research project seminar to staff, colleagues and peers. The seminar should include critical appraisal of the objectives, methodology, results and future directions of the project. Candidates will prepare a literature review on a topic pertinent to their minor project and selected in consultation with their supervisor(s). The review should be a critical appraisal of the objectives, methodologies and results of previous research relating to the topic. To enrol in this subject, candidates must have achieved a GPA >= 5.5 within their current JCU course, have completed the majority of their other course requirements, attained a supervisor and identified a suitable project in consultation with the supervisor.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop a critical and rigorous approach to framing and addressing research questions;
  • develop skills required for independent research, especially with respect to sampling design, data collection, data analysis and interpretation relevant to the field of research;
  • gain an understanding of methodological and analytical approaches relevant to the field of research;
  • acquire proficiency in literature evaluation and/or data collection and analysis;
  • develop skills in preparing and presenting written technical reports;
  • develop the practical skills required for carrying out a research project;
  • gain experience in problem-solving and scientific decision-making.
Assumed
Knowledge:
Students enrolling in this subject should have an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline in the natural sciences or have acquired equivalent knowledge through other study or industry experience. They should have completed the core requirements of their postgraduate coursework degree. They should have an excellent understanding of science subjects within their discipline.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Assessment: presentations (15%); assignments (85%).
Special Assessment Requirements: + Literature Review (no % weighting)

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Assessment: presentations (15%); assignments (85%).
Special Assessment Requirements: + Literature Review (no % weighting)

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Assessment: presentations (15%); assignments (85%).
Special Assessment Requirements: + Literature Review (no % weighting)

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Assessment: presentations (15%); assignments (85%).
Special Assessment Requirements: + Literature Review (no % weighting)

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 05-Dec-2019
Assessment: presentations (15%); assignments (85%).
Special Assessment Requirements: + Literature Review (no % weighting)

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.