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EV5912 - Independent Project and Dissertation (Part 2 of 2)

Credit points: 6
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Marine & Environmental Sciences

This subject is available to postgraduate coursework students enrolled in the Master of Development Practice. With the guidance of an academic supervisor the student will undertake a small research project in the field or as a project set by the coordinator, that is of the scope and size that can be completed in the equivalent of approximately six weeks full time work. Students will work in a group setting to 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;
  • the ability to formulate and solve research problems;
  • the ability to understand theoretical concepts in a range of topics which give background to the research project;
  • the ability to appraise information critically.


Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coordinator: Professor Jeff Sayer
Lecturer: Dr Intu Boedhihartono.
Workload expectations:
  • 260 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: dissertation.

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