Marine Science Honours 4140

Course code MARI4140Units 20Level 4000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Environmental and Life Sciences

This course develops a student's skills and competencies in developing and communicating research findings in a written form. The course is conducted under the direct supervision of an academic staff member who is the student's honours research supervisor. The course operates in conjunction with MARI4130 which is largely concerned with data collection and analysis and other forms of scientific communication. MARI4140 involves discussion of research findings, their reconciliation with existing literatures and the development of written texts which form drafts of chapters for the student's honours research thesis. The course includes submission of a completed thesis.

In order to participate in this course, students must complete the following compulsory components:
* Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) module;
* Project risk assessment;
* Lab and/or fieldwork safety induction; and
* Academic Integrity Module (AIM).

Students will receive full information on these compulsory components in the course outline provided by the School.

Available in 2015

OurimbahSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will be provided with:

1. Advanced competency in developing and communicating research findings in a 100 page thesis.
2. Capacity to structure and formulate arguments within a lengthy written text.
3. Capacity to communicate research findings involving very high analytical levels.
4. Capacity to communicate research findings that positions conclusions within a student's overall field of enquiry.
5. Research skills necessary to undertake higher-level and post-graduate research and writing.
ContentSupervision of students in:
- Structuring a thesis text to communicate logically the outcomes of a student's research project
- Developing logical and coherent arguments and conclusions within a text that are adequately supported by appropriate evidence
- Use of techniques involving selection of multiple drafting, editing and use of appropriate analytical language to communicate findings to an academic audience
- Engagement in processes of relating specific findings to the overall concerns of food and nutritional studies
- Encouragement and support of students to achieve a high level of analytical competence and strongest opportunity to pursue further research and study
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeCompletion of MARI4110 and MARI4120.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsIndividual Supervision
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Other: (please specify)Research thesis.
Presentations - IndividualViva; Final Honours seminar
Presentations - IndividualViva; Final Honours seminar
Contact HoursIndividual Supervision: for 14 hour(s) per Fortnight for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentWHS module, Project risk assessment, Lab and/or fieldwork safety induction, and AIM.
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) program.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MARI4140