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Unit Overview


This unit encompasses a wide range of skills including data collection and management or the management and use of archived data sets. Students will develop skills in scientific experimental design, project management, data analysis and creating reproducible publishable research products.

6 points
AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2024UWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) demonstrate advanced data analysis skills; (2) apply skills in project management; and (3) construct a written report of publishable standard.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignment; (2) project management tasks and producing data sets of high quality; and (3) written report. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Jason Kennington
Unit rules
Enrolment in
72520 Master of Biological Science
or 74540 Master of Marine Biology
Enrolment in
SCIE5304 Science Practicum
Enrolment in
BIOL5552 Masters in Biological Sciences Research Dissertation Part 1
or BIOL5553 Masters in Biological Sciences Research Dissertation Part 2
or BIOL5554 Masters in Biological Sciences Research Dissertation Part 3
or BIOL5557 Masters in Biological Sciences Research Dissertation Part 4
or BIOL5555 Masters in Biological Sciences Research Dissertation Part 5
Contact hours
Weekly supervision and self-directed learning
Students must contact the unit coordinators to discuss project opportunities before enrolling in the unit. Enrolment is subject to satisfactory interview with unit coordinator and availability of suitable supervisor.
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  • 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 one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. 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.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.