• Offered by Research School of Earth Sciences
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Advanced
    Research
  • Course subject Earth and Marine Science
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Prof Stephen Eggins
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course EMSC3030
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
    Second Semester 2015
    See Future Offerings

This course allows a special topic of study for individuals or small groups of students who wish to gain particular or additional knowledge in a topic in Earth Science not covered in other courses taught at the Research School of Earth Sciences or elsewhere in the University.

 

This course is worth 3 units and therefore is useful when a student wishes to undertake an intensive short course or a short research project under the supervision of a research scientist at ANU or at an affiliated research institute. 

 

The course is intended mainly for Masters and Honours students.  The details of the project will be negotiated between the student and the supervisor/s and be approved by the Research School of Earth Science Associate Director of Education.

Learning Outcomes

The nature of this course means that the learning outcomes are very individual and very specific. However, in general, on satisfying the requirements of this course students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. Plan and engage in a chosen Earth Science topic;

2. Keep accurate and detailed records of work undertaken, including literature review, lab or fieldwork;

3. Work constructively in small teams or individually on real research problems;

4. Interpret the significance of findings within the context of current research directions;

5. Communicate research concepts and contexts clearly and effectively both in writing and orally; and

6. Adapt these research concepts to their own Masters Research project.

 

UG Version,

1. Plan and engage in an independent and sustained critical investigation and evaluation of a chosen earth science research topic.

2. Systematically identify relevant theory and concepts, relate these to appropriate methodologies and evidence, and draw appropriate conclusions.

3. Keep accurate and detailed records of work undertaken, including literature review, lab or field work.

4. Work constructively with active researchers on real research problems.

5. Critically evaluate their own work and results, as well as results reported in the literature.

6. Communicate research concepts and contexts clearly and effectively both in writing and orally.


Indicative Assessment

PG

Practicals -  (20% LO 1-3)

Seminar/Oral Presentation -  (20% LO 4-6)

Written Report -  (60% LO 1-6)

Additional/different tasks will be included in graduate assignments and examinations, thus distinguishing the undergraduate and graduate assessment.

It is expected that work provided by a Masters student must be more comprehensive than an undergraduate student, particularly to address Learning Outcomes 4 and 6

 

UG

Written Proposal - due in week 6 (10% LO 1-6)

Seminar/Oral Presentation - due in week 12 (20% LO 6)

Written Report - due 5pm last day of semester (70% LO 1-6)


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Workload

Expected to be approximately 65 hours


Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have completed EMSC3030

You will need to contact the Research School of Earth Sciences to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
3 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
3.00 0.06250
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $1548
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2073
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
3234 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
3237 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person

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