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EV5914 - Independent Project and Dissertation (Part 1 of 2)

Credit points: 6
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Subject chain: EV5914 EV5915
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 13 weeks full time work or part-time pro rata equivalent. Students design the collection of data and analyse, interpret and present the findings in a dissertation. Students will select their topic in consultation with the course coordinator and 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.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EV5903 EV5904 EV5913 EV5916 EV5923 EV5926

Availabilities

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.

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Paul Nelson.
Workload expectations:
  • 520 hours workshops/Seminars - Dissertation (recommended total for chain)
Assessment: dissertation assessed by two internal examiners; integrated assessment across subject chain (%).

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Paul Nelson.
Workload expectations:
  • 520 hours workshops/Seminars - Dissertation (recommended total for chain)
Assessment: dissertation assessed by two internal examiners; integrated assessment across subject chain (%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: Professor Mark Hamann.
Workload expectations:
  • 520 hours workshops/Seminars - Dissertation (recommended total for chain)
Assessment: dissertation assessed by two internal examiners; integrated assessment across subject chain (%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: Professor Mark Hamann.
Workload expectations:
  • 520 hours workshops/Seminars - Dissertation (recommended total for chain)
Assessment: dissertation assessed by two internal examiners; integrated assessment across subject chain (%).

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.