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SSC802 - Research Frontiers Project 2

Unit details


2017 unit information

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


Unit chair:

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





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour meeting with supervisor per week.


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.


Final literature review 40%, final research proposal 40%, research seminar 20%

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