• Code EMSC8030
  • Unit Value 6 to 24 units
  • Offered by Research School of Earth Sciences
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Earth and Marine Science
  • Areas of interest Earth and Marine Sciences
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr David Heslop
    • Dr Rhodri Davies
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2022
    Second Semester 2022
    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:

  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

  1. The research project will be assessed after the first year of enrolment (mid-term assessment) and at the completion of the research project. Both assessments will consist of a Research log/lab book, and (10) [LO 1,3]
  2. Seminar, and (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  3. Written report on the research project (70) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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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.





Inherent Requirements

To be determined

Requisite and Incompatibility

Prerequisite: EMSC8032 Earth Science Research Proposal & Presentation

You will need to contact the Research School of Earth Sciences to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

None

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.  

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 to 24 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.

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
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
3190 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 In Person N/A
3191 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 In Person N/A
3192 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 In Person N/A
3193 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 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
6184 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In Person N/A
6185 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In Person N/A
6186 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In Person N/A
6187 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In Person N/A

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