SCIE8904 UWA and Nagoya Joint PhD Research: Part 4

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit is for students undertaking the joint/double-badged Doctor of Philosophy of UWA and Nagoya University, in their final year of PhD research study. Students will complete their research and write up their thesis with chapters in the form of journal papers. Students are expected to publish at least one of these chapters as a paper in an ISI-listed peer-reviewed journal prior to their final oral defense. Students will also present a pre-oral seminar, submit their thesis, and have an oral defense. 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.
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..
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: thesis examination and oral defense.. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Timothy Colmer
Unit rules
Students must have gained entry into the joint/double-badged Doctor of Philosophy (UWA and Nagoya University) (00860)
(00870), and successfully completed their first year at their home university and second year at the partner host university.
Contact hours
Self-paced research, with advice from supervisors.
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