• Code SCNC8021
  • Unit Value 3 to 24 units
  • Offered by ANU College of Science
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Research
  • Course subject Faculty of Science
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Anna Cowan
    • Dr Christopher Browne
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2020
    First Semester 2020
    Autumn Session 2020
    Winter Session 2020
    Second Semester 2020
    Spring Session 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

This 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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, 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 an 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

  1. - Project Report (80%) (80) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  2. - Seminar (20%) (20) [LO 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

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

Inherent Requirements

To be determined.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the ANU College of Science to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

N/A

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:
3 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
3.00 0.06250
4.00 0.08333
5.00 0.10417
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
1150 01 Jan 2020 24 Jan 2020 24 Jan 2020 31 Mar 2020 In Person View

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2456 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person View
3030 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person View
3031 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person View
3032 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
5147 01 Apr 2020 24 Apr 2020 24 Apr 2020 30 Jun 2020 In Person View
5257 01 Apr 2020 24 Apr 2020 24 Apr 2020 30 Jun 2020 In Person View

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6147 01 Jul 2020 24 Jul 2020 24 Jul 2020 30 Sep 2020 In Person N/A
6252 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
7431 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A
8027 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A
8028 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A
8029 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 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
9145 01 Oct 2020 23 Oct 2020 23 Oct 2020 31 Dec 2020 In Person N/A
9226 01 Oct 2020 23 Oct 2020 23 Oct 2020 31 Dec 2020 In Person N/A

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