GEOS5011 Masters Research Project in Geoscience Part 1
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
|Semester 2||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- 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 is a research dissertation similar in content and context to a peer-reviewed research article in an academic journal.
- 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.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: continuing assessment. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Alan Aitken
- Unit rules
- 1. (a) a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in 48 points of the Levels 4 and 5 units completed in the first year of the Master of Geoscience; and (b) a supervisor, approved by the Faculty, must have confirmed their willingness and availability to supervise the project.
2. (a) students admitted to the Master of Ore Deposit Geology course with a completed honours or graduate diploma which included a research component; and (b) approval from the course coordinator/Head of School.
- GEOS5012 Masters Research Project in Geoscience Part 2
- SCIE5590 Literature Review and Research Proposal, SCIE5511 Science Research Project Part 1, SCIE5512 Science Research Project Part 2, SCIE5513 Science Research Project Part 3
- 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.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.