• Code EMSC4005
  • Unit Value 6 to 24 units
  • 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, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Water Science and Management
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Bradley Opdyke
    • Prof Ian Campbell
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
    Second Semester 2016
    See Future Offerings

Honours in Geology/Earth and Marine Science is offered as an additional year of study for the Bachelor of Science program.

The principal component of the 10 months Honours course involves a research project conducted under supervision of a research scientist. In addition, students are expected to attend various workshops and seminars, do several units of coursework, write a research proposal, a progress report and present seminars on their research work. The major item of assessment is the thesis.

In addition to meeting the entry requirements defined by the College, students must have the agreement of a member of the academic staff to supervise their project, and the agreement of the Honours convener.  Students should discuss their intention to undertake an Honours project with the Honours convenor and their potential supervisors at least several months before the proposed starting date.

Learning Outcomes

Specific learning outcomes will depend on the nature of the research project. In general, on satisfactory completion of the course students will have:

1. A solid understanding of one or more specialist fields in Earth and Marine Sciences..
2. Demonstrate an ability to carry out high quality original research.
3. The ability to evaluate critically technical reports and journal articles.
4. The ability to write scientific reports at a standard suitable for publication in international refereed journals.
5. Communicate research concepts and contexts clearly.

Indicative Assessment

Seminar/Oral Presentation  (10%; LO 1, 2 and 5)

Written Thesis  (90%; LO 1-5)

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Workload

Expected to be approximately 130 hours per 6 units.

Requisite and Incompatibility

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

Assumed Knowledge

A solid grounding in earth sciences (geology, geochemistry, geobiology, geophysics) and/or other cognate disciplines (e.g., chemistry, mathematics, physics, biology, environmental science, engineering).

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 to 24 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
7.00 0.14583
8.00 0.16667
9.00 0.18750
10.00 0.20833
11.00 0.22917
12.00 0.25000
13.00 0.27083
14.00 0.29167
15.00 0.31250
16.00 0.33333
17.00 0.35417
18.00 0.37500
19.00 0.39583
20.00 0.41667
21.00 0.43750
22.00 0.45833
23.00 0.47917
24.00 0.50000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $546 per unit
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $728 per unit
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
2882 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person
4796 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person
4797 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person
4798 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
7835 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person
9810 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person
9811 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person
9812 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person

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