SCIENCE PROJECT

SCI3PRJ

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The student undertakes a semester-long research or development project related to his or her major studies under the guidance of an academic supervisor. At the end of the semester, the student must present a seminar and submit a formal written report on the project. Capstone experiences will complement those in SCI3AAT, but will also serve students who have not taken that unit.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSabine Wilkens

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites completion of 180 credit points towards Bachelor of Science degree or approval of the subject coordinator

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Specific project availability in any one year depends on staff availability and loads. Students will need to enter discussions with potential supervisors in the semester prior to undertaking their project.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Plan and execute independent research or developmental work relating to a supervised science discipline of choice.

Activities:
Organise regular meetings with a supervisor to discuss work completed and plan ongoing tasks. Maintain a laboratory journal. Execute research with supervision.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Analyse, evaluate and synthesise information obtained through independent research or developmental work to prepare a comprehnsive report.

Activities:
Writing two draft reports to obtain feedback, before writing the final report.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Critically evaluate scientific literature relating to an area of research.

Activities:
Obtain feedback relating to a literature review as part of writing the final report.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

04. Formally present to an audience of peers and academics the findings of an independent piece of research.

Activities:
Deliver and oral presentation relating to the completed project. Assess several other presentations.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2017, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSabine Wilkens

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 22 - 22
Two 3.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final presentation (10 minutes + 5 mins questions)10 04
Final report (equivalent to 4000 words)The final report should not exceed 4000 words.60 01, 02, 03
First draft of final report10 01, 02, 03
Outline of and introduction to final report20 01, 03

Bendigo, 2017, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSabine Wilkens

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 43 - 43
Two 3.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 43 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final presentation (10 minutes + 5 mins questions)10 04
Final report (equivalent to 4000 words)The final report should not exceed 4000 words.60 01, 02, 03
First draft of final report10 01, 02, 03
Outline of and introduction to final report20 01, 03