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Unit Overview


This unit provides research training in a laboratory or equivalent setting. Students are given a research project and are asked to review any relevant literature, devise a research plan, undertake the research, write a report on the project and present their findings in a 3MT setting and/or to their 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; (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.

12 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 0 elective

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.

This unit is assessed on an ungraded pass/ungraded failed basis. All assessment items must be successfully completed.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Global Learning Office
Unit rules
prior approval
AACE1000 Academic Conduct Essentials (ACE)
Contact hours
total workload: flexible
up to 37.5 hours per week for 8 to 12 weeks (300 hours)
Enrolled credit points; 0 and achieved credit points: 12
  • 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 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.