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Unit details

SSC801 - Research Frontiers Project 1

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Cohort rule:

Student must be enrolled in Master of Science (Research)

Unit chair:

Morley Muralitharan

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour meeting with supervisor per week.

Content

This unit is for students to apply critically analysis and logical reasoning skills in evaluating existing scientific knowledge in a selected field of study. Students will be expected to communicate in a clear and persuasive way, insights gained from critical review of literature, formulation of research question and proposing a research project for scientific investigation. Students will be required to work closely with advice from an academic supervisor to plan and implement a research project. Frequent feedback to the academic supervisor in the form of progress reports is essential. Assessment in this unit emphasises identification of a research question and formulating appropriate aims and objectives and discuss ways in which research can make a contribution to the knowledge creation. This unit also provides the opportunity for students to develop depth of knowledge within an area of scientific study, methodologies for scientific research and scientific communication skills.

Assessment

Draft literature review 40%, draft report 40%, initial research seminar 20%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1096$1096$3487$3661

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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