units

SCI4120

Faculty of Science

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Science
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2012 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2012 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2012 (Day)
Clayton Full year 2012 (Day)
Gippsland Full year 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Cristina Varsavsky

Synopsis

Students undertake a supervised research project in an area of science, and present the results in a seminar.

Outcomes

On completion of the unit, students will be able to critically review the scientific literature in their specialist area of study; understand the processes involved in the design, development and implementation of a relevant research project; be able to complete and analyse a set of laboratory-based, computer-based, theoretical or other appropriate studies; be proficient in computer based data acquisition (where appropriate), critical analysis of results, appropriate presentation, and scientific word processing; demonstrate communication skills in both oral and written presentations, including the ability to write and present scientific work in a potentially publishable way; have acquired a range of technical skills and attitudes appropriate to their specialist area of study; have demonstrated the capability to perform a variety of scientific procedures and techniques that are essential to the satisfactory completion and reporting of a research project; have the demonstrated the potential to pursue higher studies and learning in the relevant area of study.

Assessment

Consistent with the honours project assessment of the discipline. It will be advised to the student by the School Honours Coordinator.

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Cristina Varsavsky

Contact hours

To be advised by School Honours co-ordinator

Prerequisites

Permission from the Associate Dean (Education)