• 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 UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Joerg Hermann
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2014
    First Semester 2014
    Autumn Session 2014
    Winter Session 2014
    Second Semester 2014
    Spring Session 2014
    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.

 

This course is worth 3 units and therefore is useful when a student wishes to undertake a short research project.

 

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

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

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.

Other Information

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

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 65 hours

Requisite and Incompatibility

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. 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:
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 Description
1994-2003 $825
2014 $1473
2013 $1473
2012 $1473
2011 $1473
2010 $1458
2009 $1458
2008 $1458
2007 $1260
2006 $1260
2005 $1149
2004 $963
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1695
2014 $1881
2013 $1878
2012 $1878
2011 $1878
2010 $1875
2009 $1809
2008 $1809
2007 $1809
2006 $1809
2005 $1725
2004 $1725
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1339 01 Jan 2014 24 Jan 2014 24 Jan 2014 31 Mar 2014 In Person N/A

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3461 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4306 01 Apr 2014 18 Apr 2014 18 Apr 2014 30 Jun 2014 In Person N/A

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5311 01 Jul 2014 18 Jul 2014 18 Jul 2014 30 Sep 2014 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7438 21 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8307 01 Oct 2014 24 Oct 2014 24 Oct 2014 31 Dec 2014 In Person N/A

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