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EA5531 - Research Dissertation Part 1 of 2

Credit points: 6
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Subject chain: EA5531 EA5532
Administered by: College of Science, Technology & Engineering

Available to students only with permission of the program co-ordinator.

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 six weeks full time work. Students design the collection of data and analyse, interpret and present the results in a scientific manner. Students will select their topic in consultation with 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.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EA5125 EA5225 EA5025 EA5521 EA5525 EA5526 EA5535 EA5536 EA5537 EA5538

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.

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Face to face teaching (flexible delivery requiring some on-campus attendance)
Workload expectations:
  • 520 hours - Dissertation (recommended total for chain)
Assessment: dissertation assessed by two internal examiners; integrated assessment across subject chain (%).

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Face to face teaching (flexible delivery requiring some on-campus attendance)
Workload expectations:
  • 520 hours - 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.