SCIE5722 Master of Science Thesis (part-time)

36 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1AlbanyFace to face
Semester 2AlbanyFace to face
The research project unit/s are taken over two consecutive semesters for full-time enrolment or up to four consecutive semesters for part-time enrolment. Students may commence the unit in either semester 1 or semester 2. The objective of the unit is to provide students with a major opportunity to resolve a research question within a supervised project. Students undertake their research using methods appropriate to the objective and aims of their project and are expected to produce high quality results. Students will analyse and interpret their results and present the research outcomes in the context of existing knowledge as a research thesis. Students will also present their key findings by presenting a research seminar. The unit provides the research and project management skills necessary for a career in research-related environments as well as a range of government and private industry sectors where these skills are highly valued.
Students are able to (1) plan,manage and undertake a supervised research project for a successful and timely completion; (2) demonstrate the ability to generate high quality results using appropriate methods; (3) analyse and interpret their results and synthesise them using methodsof presentation that are appropriate for their fied of study; (4) demonstrate understanding of their research outcomes within the context of existing knowledge in their field of study; and (5) organise and present their scientific results orally and in writing via a thesis presented as a scientific paper.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a research seminar (pass/fail) and (2) a research thesis presented as a scientific paper. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Annette George
Contact hours
No formal contact – students work under the guidance of their project supervisors to undertake the research to completion of the thesis by the due date.
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