• 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 2022
    First Semester 2022
    Autumn Session 2022
    Winter Session 2022
    Second Semester 2022
    Spring Session 2022
    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.  

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.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
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
1105 01 Jan 2022 21 Jan 2022 21 Jan 2022 31 Mar 2022 In Person N/A
1456 01 Jan 2022 21 Jan 2022 21 Jan 2022 31 Mar 2022 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
2253 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 In Person N/A
3718 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 In Person N/A
3719 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 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
3121 01 Apr 2022 22 Apr 2022 22 Apr 2022 30 Jun 2022 In Person N/A
3437 01 Apr 2022 22 Apr 2022 22 Apr 2022 30 Jun 2022 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
4107 01 Jul 2022 22 Jul 2022 22 Jul 2022 30 Sep 2022 In Person N/A
4474 01 Jul 2022 22 Jul 2022 22 Jul 2022 30 Sep 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
5244 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In Person N/A
6704 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In Person N/A
6705 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 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
6107 01 Oct 2022 21 Oct 2022 21 Oct 2022 31 Dec 2022 In Person N/A
6413 01 Oct 2022 21 Oct 2022 21 Oct 2022 31 Dec 2022 In Person N/A

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