RSDT0001 Research Training Unit for International Students

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Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 0 elective
This unit provides research training in a science laboratory. Students are given a research project and are asked to prepare a literature review, devise a research plan, undertake the research, write a report on the project and present their findings to the research group. The academic objectives are to (1) provide hands-on experience of working on a real research project in an internationally recognised research group within an English speaking environment at UWA; (2) develop the students' research skills; (3) encourage students to consider research careers in science and technology; (4) develop students' career potential; (5) facilitate cultural exchange and understanding; and (6) provide the opportunity for students to learn beyond the boundaries of their own institution and country.
Students are able to (1) write a literature review; (2) devise a research plan; (3) collect, manage and analyse data; and (4) report on the research project.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) oral presentation of research findings and (2) continual assessment. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Ms Jerline Chen
Unit rules
AACE1000 Academic Conduct Essentials (ACE)
Contact hours
total workload: flexible; up to 37.5 hours per week for 8 to 12 weeks (300 hours)
  • 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.