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Australian National University

  • Code SCNC2101
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Offered by ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Offered in Autumn Session 2015
    First Semester 2015
    Second Semester 2015
    Spring Session 2015
    Summer Session 2015
    Winter Session 2015
  • Course subject Faculty of Science
  • Areas of interest Science
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Mode of delivery In Person

This is an Advanced Studies Course (ASC) within the Science PhB (Hons) degree. Students do multiple ASCs during their degree studies, each specifically designed to provide a strong research focus customised to each student. These courses are taken under the direction of the academic supervisor of a student in the PhB(Hons) degree, but may involve teaching and learning from a very wide variety of sources. The program of study and/or research is approved by the relevant Head of Department or School on the recommendation of the academic supervisor of the student. The sources include but are not limited to:
* Involvement in current research at the University or CSIRO
* Special research projects from both the Faculties and the Research Schools of the ANU
* Special lecture courses
* Reading courses/ literature surveys
* Specially designed courses of field work or laboratory work
* Development of problems for competitions like the Australian Mathematics Competition
* A program designed in conjunction with one of the organisations working with Australia's teams in the Science and Mathematics Olympiads
* A program of mentoring for other students that involves both production, for example on the web, and delivery of teaching materials
* Talks to Year 12 students or other students in the University
* Web page development
* Seminars to staff and students.

Learning Outcomes

The nature of these courses mean that their learning outcomes for each course 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 science research topic
2. systematically identify relevant theory and concepts, relate these to appropriate methodologies and evidence, and draw appropriate conclusions
3. engage in systematic discovery and critical review of appropriate and relevant information sources
4. appropriately apply statistical or other evaluation processes to original data
5. understand and apply ethical standards of conduct in the collection and evaluation of data and other resources
6. communicate research concepts and contexts clearly and effectively both in writing and orally.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on a negotiated student-customised mix of assessment tasks, often involving a written assignment and a presentation. Written details of the assessment are approved by the Head of Department or School on the recommendation of the academic supervisor and given in writing to the student at the start of the period of study for the course. (LO 1 - 6)

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying the Program 4660 or 4661

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  Tuition fees will be published by 1 October for the next year.

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. 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

Terms

Summer Session, 2015

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date
1213 01 Jan 2015 23 Jan 2015 23 Jan 2015 31 Mar 2015

First Semester, 2015

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date
1610 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015

Autumn Session, 2015

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date
1265 01 Apr 2015 24 Apr 2015 24 Apr 2015 30 Jun 2015

Winter Session, 2015

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date
1206 01 Jul 2015 24 Jul 2015 24 Jul 2015 30 Sep 2015

Second Semester, 2015

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date
1595 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015

Spring Session, 2015

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date
1201 01 Oct 2015 23 Oct 2015 23 Oct 2015 31 Dec 2015

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