• Code EMSC8030
  • Unit Value 6 to 24 units
  • Offered by Research School of Earth Sciences
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Advanced
    Research
  • Course subject Earth and Marine Science
  • Areas of interest Earth and Marine Sciences
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Rhodri Davies
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2020
    First Semester 2020
    Autumn Session 2020
    Winter Session 2020
    Second Semester 2020
    See Future Offerings

Delivery of this course will vary from student to student. Contact your course convener or supervisor to see if there is an on campus activity

The course is a specific research project under the supervision of a research scientist at ANU or at an affiliated research institute.  The research project consists of data gathering using appropriate state-of-the-art techniques and evaluation and interpretation of the data in the context of relevant theory and concepts.

Students identify a supervisor for their project after discussion with the Masters convenor.

Learning Outcomes

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

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. Plan and engage in an independent investigation of a chosen research topic supervised by an academic;

2. Identify relevant theory and concepts from the literature and relate these to their own research project;

3. Apply relevant research techniques and methods for data collection and analysis;

4. Evaluate and interpret obtained data within the framework of overarching research questions; and

5. Communicate concepts and results clearly and effectively both in writing and orally.





Indicative Assessment

The research project will be assessed after the first year of enrollment (mid-term assessment) and at the completion of the research project

Both assessments will consist of a

• Research log/lab book (10% LO 1 & 3)

• Seminar (20%; LO LO 1-5)

• written report on the research project (70% LO 1-5)



In response to COVID-19: Please note that Semester 2 Class Summary information (available under the classes tab) is as up to date as possible. Changes to Class Summaries not captured by this publication will be available to enrolled students via Wattle. 

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Workload

This can be taken as a variable unit course depending on the conceptual difficulty and research orientation as arranged between the student, convenor and supervisor before enrolling. The research project will be normally completed over 2 or more consecutive semesters.





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

Depending on the discipline area of the research project, background knowledge in chemistry, mathematics, biology or physics might be required.





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
2020 $675 per unit
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $960 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
1348 01 Jan 2020 24 Jan 2020 24 Jan 2020 31 Mar 2020 In Person N/A
1349 01 Jan 2020 24 Jan 2020 24 Jan 2020 31 Mar 2020 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
3754 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person View
3755 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person View
3756 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person View
3757 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person View

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5330 01 Apr 2020 24 Apr 2020 24 Apr 2020 30 Jun 2020 In Person N/A
5331 01 Apr 2020 24 Apr 2020 24 Apr 2020 30 Jun 2020 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
6357 01 Jul 2020 24 Jul 2020 24 Jul 2020 30 Sep 2020 In Person N/A
6358 01 Jul 2020 24 Jul 2020 24 Jul 2020 30 Sep 2020 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
8768 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person View
8769 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person View
8770 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person View
8771 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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