SCIS5002 Research Project (Assessed in Science)

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
In this unit students undertake supervised research activities on an individual or small-group basis. The student's understanding of the research topic is developed through an individually guided program of research, reading and attendance at occasional research seminars and meeting within the School. As part of the unit students may also make an oral presentation to academic staff or prepare a written report which will be structured to reflect the requirements of the project.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate a good understanding of the literature related to their project's research topic through practical application; (2) demonstrate a good understanding of practical research skills through their work in applying those skills; (3) demonstrate an understanding of how research ethics inform practical research work; and (4) participate at an informed level in discussions of the theoretical; underpinnings of their research topic..
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) practical research work contributing to a defined research project and (2) contribution to discussion and development of research project as part of the research team. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Global Learning Office
Unit rules
Approval by faculty, based on availability of project and suitable supervision.
Contact hours
One-on-one and small group interaction with academic staff, specifically interaction with academic project leader/leaders as required by the nature of the project.
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