• 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, Earth Physics, Geology
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr David Heslop
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2021
    Second Semester 2021
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This course has been adjusted for remote participation in Sem 2 2021, however students are encouraged to attend on-campus activities if possible.

In this course, students will apply concepts explored within the Research Methods (EMSC8017) course to develop a written Research Proposal for their Research Project (EMSC8030), in conjunction with their nominated supervisor. As a part of this proposal, students will critically review relevant literature and contextualize their research aims and methods. Finally, they will summarize their research plans to a peer audience, via an oral presentation.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Synthesize and critically evaluate peer-reviewed literature relevant to their research project topic.
  2. Integrate relevant theory and evidence in a logical way and draw appropriate conclusions.
  3. Critically evaluate the research methods used in the literature cited.
  4. Develop research questions and critical thinking, building on the literature relevant to their topic.
  5. Integrate diverse methods and theories to develop and design their own Earth Sciences research project and contextualize their research aims and methods.
  6. Communicate these ideas, both orally and in writing, to both a peer audience and a non-specialist audience.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Research Proposal (70) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  2. Research Presentation (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]

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Workload

Up to 65 contact hours with individual research supervisors per semester, with an additional 65 hours for self study and developing and writin their research proposal.

Inherent Requirements

Not yet determined

Requisite and Incompatibility

Students must be enrolled in the Master of Earth Sciences (Advanced) or the Master of Science in Earth Sciences Must have completed or currently be completing EMSC8017 - Research Methods

Prescribed Texts

Relevant texts for each students will be communicated via the supervisor in advance.

Preliminary Reading

N/A

Assumed Knowledge

An undergraduate-level background in Earth Sciences, or cognate subjects, such as Chemistry, Marine Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics and Physical Geography.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $4110
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $5880
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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3404 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person View

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6587 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person N/A

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