• Offered by ANU College of Science
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Faculty of Science
  • Areas of interest Science
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Ulrike Mathesius
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2021
    First Semester 2021
    Autumn Session 2021
    Winter Session 2021
    Second Semester 2021
    Spring Session 2021
    See Future Offerings

This is an Advanced Studies Course (ASC) within the PhB (Hons) - Science degree. Students do multiple ASCs during their degree studies, each specifically designed to provide a strong research focus customised to each student. These courses are taken under the direction of the academic supervisor of a student in the PhB (Hons) - Science degree, but may involve teaching and learning from a very wide variety of sources. The program of study and/or research is approved by the relevant PhB School Discipline Coordinator and the PhB Convenor on the recommendation of the student's academic supervisor. The sources include but are not limited to:

* Involvement in current research at the University or CSIRO

* Special lecture courses

* Reading courses/ literature surveys

* Specially designed courses of field work or laboratory work

* Development of problems for competitions like the Australian Mathematics Competition

* A program designed in conjunction with one of the organisations working with Australia's teams in the Science and Mathematics Olympiads

* A program of mentoring for other students that involves both production, for example on the web, and delivery of teaching materials

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

This course can be taken multiple times for credit and can be taken more than once in a semester/session.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Assessment will be based on a negotiated student-customised mix of assessment tasks, that will include a written assignment and a presentation. At the start of the period of study, written details of the assessment are outlined on the ASC Summary Form and approved by the relevant PhB School Discipline Coordinator and the PhB Convenor on the recommendation of the student's academic supervisor (100) [LO 1,2,3,45,6]

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Workload

130 hours over the relevant semester or session.

Inherent Requirements

These may vary depending on the nature of the project. Please discuss with Supervisor.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying the program 4660 or 4661

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:
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
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.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1107 01 Jan 2021 22 Jan 2021 22 Jan 2021 31 Mar 2021 In Person N/A
1500 01 Jan 2021 22 Jan 2021 22 Jan 2021 31 Mar 2021 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
2272 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person N/A
4030 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person N/A
4031 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 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
3123 01 Apr 2021 23 Apr 2021 23 Apr 2021 30 Jun 2021 In Person N/A
3480 01 Apr 2021 23 Apr 2021 23 Apr 2021 30 Jun 2021 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
4110 01 Jul 2021 23 Jul 2021 23 Jul 2021 30 Sep 2021 In Person N/A
4539 01 Jul 2021 TBA TBA 30 Sep 2021 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
5262 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person N/A
7036 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person N/A
7037 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 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
6109 01 Oct 2021 22 Oct 2021 22 Oct 2021 31 Dec 2021 In Person N/A
6451 01 Oct 2021 TBA TBA 31 Dec 2021 In Person N/A

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