GEOS4017 Honours Research Project in Hydrogeology Part 3

Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 4 elective
Content
The project requires students to define a project and develop research questions or hypotheses, set objectives and aims, plan and execute the research, interpret the results and present those results in oral and written forms. The final output of the research project will be a research dissertation similar in content and context to a peer-reviewed research article in an academic journal.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) gather background information relevant to a pre-defined field of enquiry; (2) develop skills to critically assess the relevant literature; (3) write a literature review and research proposal outlining the project; (4) collect relevant data involving primary and secondary sources as appropriate; (5) utilise appropriate means of quantitative and/or qualitative analysis to explore the data; (6) present the provisional results of their research in a short oral presentation; and (7) write the results in a professional academic manner in the format of an academic journal paper.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: ongoing assessment. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Sarah Bourke
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
GEOS4015/GEOS4016 Honours Research Project in Hydrogeology Part 1/Part 2
Co-requisites:
GEOS4018 Honours Research Project in Hydrogeology Part 4
Incompatibility:
SCIE4501/SCIE4502/SCIE4503/SCIE4504 Science Research Dissertation Part 1/Part 2/Part 3/Part 4
Contact hours
Supervision sessions with one or two supervisors over two semesters. Independent research and study. Students are guided in this process through an induction program starting the week before semester.
  • 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.