CHEMISTRY RESEARCH PROJECT B

CHE5PRB

2018

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

Masters of Chemical Science students undertake a two-semester long research project (CHE5PRA and CHE5PRB) under the supervision of an academic staff member. Students will meet prospective supervisors and select research projects during the first year of the Masters of Chemical Science course. As part of the research project, students will conduct advanced experimentation, develop independent research skills, and produce a thesis outlining their achievements and results.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Barnard

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CHE5PRA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject represents one semester of a year-long program. Students can commence the research project in Semester 1 or Semester 2.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply professional integrity and safe laboratory practices when designing and performing experiments, collecting data and reporting results.

Activities:
Supervised research project

02. Apply relevant mathematical, graphical and computational methods to acquire, manipulate, interpret and evaluate chemical data and summarise results using appropriate significant figures and units.

Activities:
Supervised research project

03. Analyse and report experimental results with well supported interpretations using correctly referenced professional prose.

Activities:
Supervised research project

04. Orally present chemistry matters, supported by legitimate evidence and appropriately defended to peers or professionals

Activities:
Supervised research project

05. Critically evaluate published scientific work

Activities:
Supervised research project

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Week 06-24, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Barnard

Class requirements

Supervised Research Week: 06 - 24
One 5.0 days supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students commence their research project early in February or in July. Students are expected to work full-time on their research project. For local students a part-time enrolment for the research project is possible by negotiation with the project supervisor and the course coordinator."

Seminar Week: 06 - 06
Four 4.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 06 and delivered via face-to-face.
"LIMS induction course covers 2 days (week 6). Normally carried out in the LIMS Auditorium"

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students attend weekly department research seminar"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Thesis: written thesis (15,000 word equiv)Prepare a 40-page research thesis. The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for CHE5PRA and CHE5PRB.35 02, 03, 05
One 25-minute individual oral presentation (2000 word equiv)Students in CHE5PRB will present a 20-minute final seminar describing the outcomes of their research year. In CHE5PRA students present an ungraded introductory seminar (10-15 mins). The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for CHE5PRA and CHE5PRB.10 04
Thesis oral defence (8000 word equiv)45 min oral examination of thesis. The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for CHE5PRA and CHE5PRB.35 02, 04
Literature Review (2500 word equiv) Students write a literature review describing the existing literature in their field of research. The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for CHE5PRA and CHE5PRB.10 02, 03, 05
Laboratory performance (supervisors mark) (5000 word equiv)A supervisor mark is given at the end of the research work and is based on the students# performance in the lab. The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for CHE5PRA and CHE5PRB.10 01

Melbourne, 2018, Week 28-46, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Barnard

Class requirements

Supervised Research Week: 28 - 46
One 5.0 days supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 28 to week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students commence their research project early in February or in July. Students are expected to work full-time on their research project. For local students a part-time enrolment for the research project is possible by negotiation with the project supervisor and the course coordinator."

Seminar Week: 28 - 28
Four 4.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 28 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.
"LIMS induction course covers 2 days (week 28). Normally carried out in the LIMS Auditorium"

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students attend weekly department research seminar"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Thesis: written thesis (15,000 word equiv)Prepare a 40-page research thesis. The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for CHE5PRA and CHE5PRB.35 02, 03, 05
One 25-minute individual oral presentation (2000 word equiv)Students in CHE5PRB will present a 20-minute final seminar describing the outcomes of their research year. In CHE5PRA students present an ungraded introductory seminar (10-15 mins). The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for CHE5PRA and CHE5PRB.10 04
Thesis oral defence (8000 word equiv)45 min oral examination of thesis. The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for CHE5PRA and CHE5PRB.35 02, 04
Literature Review (2500 word equiv) Students write a literature review describing the existing literature in their field of research. The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for CHE5PRA and CHE5PRB.10 02, 03, 05
Laboratory performance (supervisors mark) (5000 word equiv)A supervisor mark is given at the end of the research work and is based on the students# performance in the lab. The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for CHE5PRA and CHE5PRB.10 01