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SSC801 - Research Frontiers Project 1

Unit details

Year2016 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

Unit chair:

Morley Muralitharan (Trimester 1), Paul Stevenson (Trimester 2)

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

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

Your unit tuition fees are based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.


Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1114$1114$3592$3826

* 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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