• Offered by Research School of Earth Sciences
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Earth and Marine Science
  • Areas of interest Earth and Marine Sciences
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr David Heslop
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course EMSC8014
  • Offered in Summer Session 2016
    First Semester 2016
    Autumn Session 2016
    Winter Session 2016
    Second Semester 2016
    Spring Session 2016
    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 in the School or elsewhere in the University.

 

The course will consist of an Earth Science research project relevant to a student's coursework.  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.

 

The course is intended mainly for third-year students and can provide a useful introduction to self directed research and therefore a useful precursor to an Honours year. 

 

Before permission is given to enrol, students are required to complete additional paperwork at the Research School of Earth Sciences. Please email Student.Admin.RSES@anu.edu.au or telephone 61258321 for guidance on this process.

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 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

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 130 hours

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have completed EMSC8014

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

Assumed Knowledge

Eligibility
At least 96 units towards the BSc degree and approval of the Associate Director - Education.

Majors

Specialisations

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:
6 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
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3276
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4368
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
1295 01 Jan 2016 22 Jan 2016 22 Jan 2016 31 Mar 2016 In Person

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
2858 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
5273 01 Apr 2016 22 Apr 2016 22 Apr 2016 30 Jun 2016 In Person

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
6278 01 Jul 2016 22 Jul 2016 22 Jul 2016 30 Sep 2016 In Person

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
7812 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
9272 01 Oct 2016 21 Oct 2016 21 Oct 2016 31 Dec 2016 In Person

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