• Code SCNC3021
  • Unit Value 6 to 24 units
  • Offered by ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment and the ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Faculty of Science
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2017
    First Semester 2017
    Autumn Session 2017
    Winter Session 2017
    Second Semester 2017
    Spring Session 2017
    See Future Offerings

Students must submit a Research Project Summary form for this course. Further information below.

The course will consist of a research project relevant to the student's coursework. It may be conducted in collaboration with an employer or other business or government body or it may be a project that encompasses many disciplines in science and relate to an issue or interest relevant to many areas.

The details of the project will be negotiated between the student and the supervisor/s and be approved by the relevant Associate Dean (Education).

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 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. 

Other Information

Students must fill out a Research Project Summary form as well as Enrolment Change form and seek approval from the Associate Director of Science Education of the relevant discipline. Once the forms have been filled and signed they must be submitted to the Science Central Office on the Ground Floor of the Peter Baume Building #42.

Indicative Assessment

  • Project Report (80%)
  • Seminar (20%)

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.

Workload

130 hours (6 units), 260 hours (12 units) 520 hours (24 units) over the relevant semester or session.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment or ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Assumed Knowledge

96 units toward a Science undergraduate degree.

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:
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
2017 $574 per unit
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $765 per unit
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
1468 01 Jan 2017 20 Jan 2017 20 Jan 2017 31 Mar 2017 In Person N/A
1644 01 Jan 2017 20 Jan 2017 20 Jan 2017 31 Mar 2017 In Person N/A
1645 01 Jan 2017 20 Jan 2017 20 Jan 2017 31 Mar 2017 In Person N/A
1646 01 Jan 2017 20 Jan 2017 20 Jan 2017 31 Mar 2017 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
3213 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person N/A
4011 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person N/A
4012 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person N/A
4013 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 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
5433 01 Apr 2017 21 Apr 2017 21 Apr 2017 30 Jun 2017 In Person N/A
5598 01 Apr 2017 21 Apr 2017 21 Apr 2017 30 Jun 2017 In Person N/A
5599 01 Apr 2017 21 Apr 2017 21 Apr 2017 30 Jun 2017 In Person N/A
5600 01 Apr 2017 21 Apr 2017 21 Apr 2017 30 Jun 2017 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
6452 01 Jul 2017 21 Jul 2017 21 Jul 2017 30 Sep 2017 In Person N/A
6646 01 Jul 2017 21 Jul 2017 21 Jul 2017 30 Sep 2017 In Person N/A
6647 01 Jul 2017 21 Jul 2017 21 Jul 2017 30 Sep 2017 In Person N/A
6648 01 Jul 2017 21 Jul 2017 21 Jul 2017 30 Sep 2017 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
8184 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person N/A
9046 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person N/A
9047 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person N/A
9048 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 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
9428 01 Oct 2017 20 Oct 2017 20 Oct 2017 31 Dec 2017 In Person N/A
9565 01 Oct 2017 20 Oct 2017 20 Oct 2017 31 Dec 2017 In Person N/A
9566 01 Oct 2017 20 Oct 2017 20 Oct 2017 31 Dec 2017 In Person N/A
9567 01 Oct 2017 20 Oct 2017 20 Oct 2017 31 Dec 2017 In Person N/A

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