OCEN5512 Ocean Leadership Research Project Part 2

6 points
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit is taken over two successive semesters and parts 1 and 2 must be completed to fulfil the requirements of the unit. Students can commence the unit in either semester 1 or semester 2. The 12-point unit consists of a research project and dissertation. The dissertation is based on an individual research project on a topic undertaken within one of the themes of the Master of Ocean Leadership. The main objective of the project and dissertation is to develop students' independent research and analytical abilities, and written and oral communication skills. It is expected that the project normally involve original research leading to one or more publishable papers.
Students are able to (1) prepare a research proposal; (2) apply research methods to a specific research problem; (3) demonstrate high-level written and oral communication skills; (4) demonstrate an enquiring, critical and creative approach to researching and writing; and (5) produce of a piece of work of publishable standard.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) proposal; (2) presentation; and (3) dissertation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Shaun Collin
Unit rules
OCEN5511 Research Project Part 1
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus. Copies of textbooks and other readings will be made available for students to access from the Library, online wherever possible as well as in print.