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EV5905 - Literature Review and Proposal

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch of Earth & Environmental Sciences

Available to Graduate Diploma of Science and Master of Applied Science candidates.

Students must contact Subject Coordinator in the first week of the Teaching Period. Students will undertake a literature review on a topic selected with their supervisor(s) and the Course Coordinator. The topic should be pertinent to their minor and/or major projects. The review should be a critical appraisal of the objectives, methodologies and results of previous research relating to the topic (maximum 5,000 words). Students are also required to write a formal research proposal for their dissertation or thesis (maximum 3,000 words). The proposal will take the form of a standard application for research funding and outline the aims and significance of the research, research plan, time table, budget and justification.

Learning Outcomes

  • to develop a critical approach to the reading and interpretation of research publications;
  • to develop students capacity to design a research project.

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 reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
TG5905

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor David King, Assoc. Professor Emma Gyuris, Assoc. Professor Peter Valentine, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 12 hours
Assessment: literature review and proposal (100%).
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor David King, Assoc. Professor Emma Gyuris, Assoc. Professor Peter Valentine, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 12 hours
Assessment: literature review and proposal (100%).
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor David King
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor David King, Assoc. Professor Emma Gyuris, Assoc. Professor Peter Valentine, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 12 hours
Assessment: literature review and proposal (100%).
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor David King
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor David King, Assoc. Professor Emma Gyuris, Assoc. Professor Peter Valentine, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 12 hours
Assessment: literature review and proposal (100%).
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

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.