CHEMISTRY RESEARCH PROJECT B

CHE5PRB

2021

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.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Barnard

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesCHE5PRA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

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

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply professional integrity and safe laboratory practices when designing and performing experiments, collecting data and reporting results.
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.
03. Analyse and report experimental results with well supported interpretations using correctly referenced professional prose.
04. Orally present chemistry matters, supported by legitimate evidence and appropriately defended to peers or professionals
05. Critically evaluate published scientific work

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 06-24, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Barnard

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h 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

SeminarWeek: 6 - 6
Four 4.00 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 6 and delivered via face-to-face.
LIMS induction course covers 2 days (week 6).Normally carried out in the LIMS Auditorium

Supervised ResearchWeek: 6 - 24
One 5.00 d supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 6 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.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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.

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

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.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO4

Thesis oral defence (8000 word equiv)45 min oral examination of thesis. The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for CHE5PRA and CHE5PRB.

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO2, SILO4

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.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

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.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 28-46, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Barnard

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 28 - 28
Four 4.00 h 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

SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h 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

Supervised ResearchWeek: 28 - 46
One 5.00 d 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.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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.

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

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.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO4

Thesis oral defence (8000 word equiv)45 min oral examination of thesis. The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for CHE5PRA and CHE5PRB.

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO2, SILO4

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.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

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.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1