• 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.

 

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.

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 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. 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:
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
1994-2003 $1650
2004 $1926
2005 $2298
2006 $2520
2007 $2520
2008 $2916
2009 $2916
2010 $2916
2011 $2946
2012 $2946
2013 $2946
2014 $2946
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3390
2004 $3450
2005 $3450
2006 $3618
2007 $3618
2008 $3618
2009 $3618
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
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
1340 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
3462 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
4307 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
5312 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
7439 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
8308 01 Oct 2014 24 Oct 2014 24 Oct 2014 31 Dec 2014 In Person N/A

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