Marine Science Project
|Course code MARI3400||Units 10||Level 3000||Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Environmental and Life Sciences|
Provides third year students with direct experience in conducting independent marine research. Research projects will involve aspects of study design, sample and/or data collection and statistical analysis, interpretation and completion of a written final report. In addition to the final report, this course will require two seminar presentations (research proposal and final results), two brief progress reports, and a critique of a selected research paper.
In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory Workplace Health and Safety requirement. Students will receive full information on this compulsory course component in the course outline provided by the school.
Not available in 2015
|Objectives||On successful completion of this course, students will have:|
1. experience in independent marine research study, including literature review, project design, data collection and analysis, and interpretation,
2. developed efficiency in time-management and goal-setting,
3. developed skills in critical thinking and problem solving,
4. enhanced skills in oral communication (content and presentation) and,
5. developed appropriate report writing skills.
|Content||The content of MARI3400 is largely the conduct of an independent research project. Accompanying coursework includes tutorials, progress reports, a critique of a relevant research paper and a final report. Regular meetings for project consultation and assistance will be held on a one-to-one basis, for all students.|
|Assumed Knowledge||BIOL2070 Ecology |
MARI2300 Marine Biology
MARI2320 Marine Ecology
MARI3320 Ecological Methodology
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Tutorial: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|