Not currently offered

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

This subject represents the second 'semester' of a year-long program, which you may commence in either February or July. This fourth year course is available to students who have fulfilled the requirements of a Bachelor degree with a major in a relevant discipline, provided their previous academic record is of a sufficient standard. The course consists of a supervised research project, together with other prescribed work including essays, workshops and seminars. You should consult with potential supervisors during your final undergraduate year and will only be accepted into the subject with the written support from a willing supervisor.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorNick Murphy

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in SGSC


Incompatible subjects Any previous 4th year honours subjects in BOTANY, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT (A-W), GENETICS or ZOOLOGY

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate writing ability at a level that is consistent for the task and faculty standards, and that uses correct grammar and terminology to summarise and communicate coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences, such as peers and scientific community.
02. Conduct clearly spoken presentations that are consistent with faculty/discipline standards and use correct terminology to summarise and communicate coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences, such as peers and scientific community.
03. Perform statistical analysis, consolidation and synthesis of data collected from scientific experiments, as well as interpretation of scientific data, scientific reports and journal to make evidence based conclusions consistent with faculty/discipline standards
04. Develop coherent and advanced knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts consistent with faculty/discipline standards.
05. Develop rational and rigorous arguments to interrogate assumptions, synthesise scientific information, formulate hypotheses, draw unbiased conclusions and defend scientific ideas consistent with faculty standards.
06. Analyse using a systematic approach to reasoning and conceptualising scientific ideas to solve real work scientific and technical problems consistent with faculty standards.
07. Demonstrate intellectual independence through responsibility and accountability for own learning and practice.
08. Employ academic integrity and scientific rigour in conducting and evaluating scientific research, and managing self in professional practice consistent with faculty standards.

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