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Master of Applied Science (Research) - 910AA

Course Code: 910AA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Science
CRICOS Code: 058965A
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Extend your research capability in Applied Science

Our Master of Applied Science (Research) presents an opportunity to undertake independent research in a specialised area with expert supervision.

If you are a graduate of science or applied science and wish to further develop your research skills, then this is the course for you.

Choose a subject within the applied sciences that interests both you and your supervisor and there is no limit to where it can take you.

Complete a Master of Applied Science (Research) to:

  • be assigned a supervisory panel and primary supervisor to act as a mentor
  • receive support and skills development to plan and undertake research
  • have access to expert staff supervision in applied and health science, including: human physiology, immunology, microbiology, toxicology, drug analysis, pharmacology, forensic science, and neuromuscular co-ordination
  • have access to resource and environmental science expertise in the fields of: vegetation and wildlife ecology, freshwater ecology, conservation biology, wildlife genetics, environmental chemistry, geomorphology, micro-meteorology, geographical information systems, and resource and environmental management.

Opportunities

  • On completion of this program you may continue with a PhD
  • Alternatively, a research qualification will enhance your professional opportunities both nationally and internationally, in government and private industry laboratories, or in natural and environmental services.

Important to know

It is recommended you prepare a research proposal and identify a potential supervisor before submitting you application.

Enquiries

Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the University Student Centre by Email student.centre@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1300 301 727
Prospective Students
Please email study@canberra.edu.au or telephone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission applicants must have:

a. an Honours degree in science (at H1 or H2A level) or the equivalent in a relevant professional field; or
b. a bachelor degree in science or applied science with above average performance; or
c. a bachelor degree followed by a graduate diploma in applied science; or
d. an Honours degree in science at H2B or H3 level and evidence of a capacity for conducting research at the Masters level.

Additional Admission Requirements

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Research Semester 1
Research Semester 2
Research Semester 1
Research Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Research Semester 1
Research Semester 2
Research Semester 1
Research Semester 2
2023 UC - Canberra, Bruce Research Semester 1
Research Semester 2
Research Semester 1
Research Semester 2

Course Requirements

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In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Master of Applied Science (Research) M AppSc (Research)

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Research: The unit is research focused. Attendance at regular classes in not required, however on-campus, face to face activity may be necessary.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2021

$29,500

$35,500

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course based on a full time load. Domestic students should note that you are provided for under the Australian Government's Research Training Program (RTP) funding model, which provides a fee offset for your fees for the standard duration of your course. Once your RTP entitlement is consumed, you will be charged the fee rate for the current year, noting that fees are indexed annually. Further information on fees for higher degree by research students can be found here.


Professional Accreditation

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Learn to conceive, plan and carry to completion a discrete piece of original research with the help and mentorship of a supervisory panel. AQF skills: Demonstrate cognitive and technical skills by synthesising information from a variety of sources and exercise critical thinking, problem solving and judgement to acquire new understanding related to the research area.

UC HDR Generic skills and attributes: Critical judgement and reflection; Innovation and creativity; Management of research; Professionalism and social responsibility.
Critically evaluate and review information from a range of sources in a greater depth than would be possible at an Honours level, testing it for consistency with existing frameworks of understanding and to correctly frame research questions in the field of study. AQF skills: Demonstrate cognitive and technical skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge to identify and provide solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence.

UC HDR Generic skills and attributes: Communication; Critical judgement and reflection; Innovation and creativity; Management of research.
Contribute to an active research environment by interacting with research staff and students and to contribute to current debates in science. AQF skills: Application of knowledge and skills to demonstrate responsibility and accountability for managing collaborations within a broader research group.

UC HDR Generic skills and attributes: Communication; Professionalism and social responsibility.
Demonstrate the ability to work independently by taking responsibility for the major elements of planning, implementation and executing an original research project and to take a lead role in exploring the theoretical and applied implications of that work in a particular area of research and in a broader context of scholarship. AQF skills: Working independently to apply knowledge and skills associated with planning and executing research.

UC HDR Generic skills and attributes: Critical judgement and reflection; Innovation and creativity; Management of research.
Demonstrate skills and commitment to the meticulous measurement and collection of data, the keeping of detailed and accurate records of both laboratory and field observations, and to present these findings in the traditions of scientific method and research. AQF skills: Application of knowledge and skills to scientifically perform and record experimental data, and present the findings professionally in a variety of communication forms, including spoken and written communication.

UC HDR Generic skills and attributes: Communication; Professionalism and social responsibility.
Demonstrate knowledge of and commitment to the principles of scientific ethics and a professional attitude to their work, being independent and objective in their research and in giving professional advice. AQF skills: Application of knowledge and skills to demonstrate a commitment to ethical and professional practices in research.

UC HDR Generic skills and attributes: Management of research; Professionalism and social responsibility.

Course Duration

Standard four semesters full-time or part-time equivalent. Maximum 12 semesters.

Honours

None.

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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