SCIE8901 UWA and Nagoya Joint PhD Research: Part 1

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit is for students undertaking the joint/double-badged Doctor of Philosophy of UWA and Nagoya University, in their first year of PhD research study. Students will develop their research proposal (including a literature review), develop their timelines and agreed candidature plan, present a proposal seminar to their laboratory group, and commence research work. Students will be jointly supervised by relevant academics in the Faculty of Science at UWA and in the Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences at Nagoya University.
Outcomes
Students are able to an advanced understanding of, and development of skills to implement, the scientific method as applied to the chosen research topic. This includes hypothesis development and testing, specific training in specialized knowledge and techniques, logical and critical thinking, scientific communication, and ethics in science..
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) research proposal with literature review, including a detailed study plan, confirmation of candidature form, and candidate agreement for the joint PhD research activities at UWA and Nagoya; to be approved by the UWA Graduate Research School and the relevant committee in the Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences at Nagoya University; and (2) submission and approval of the students Annual Progress report by the UWA Graduate Research School and the relevant committee in the Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences at Nagoya University. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Timothy Colmer
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Students must have gained entry into the joint/double-badged Doctor of Philosophy (UWA and Nagoya University) (00860
or
00870).
Contact hours
Self-paced research, with advice from supervisors.
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