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Research Honours in Applied Science:FT (4773.7)

Level: Undergraduate Honours Level
Credit Points: 24
HECS Bands: 2, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Science


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This single subject provides the core of the Research Honours in Applied Science course. Successful completion of a research project and submission of a well written thesis is the main outcome of the subject. Students will meet regularly with their supervisor(s); attend lectures and tutorials on scientific method, ethics and philosophy of science; study approaches to preparing research proposals; define or locate a problem, topic or theme, and decide on research methods to be used; accumulate relevant data and prepare a literature review; analyse information obtained and arrive at conclusions in the light of information or material analysed.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Conceive, plan and carry to completion a discrete piece of original research, in close association with a professional in the field;

2. Critically evaluate information from a range of sources, testing it for consistency with existing frameworks of understanding, to frame research questions in their field of study and to organise and conduct a critical literature review and to apply an holistic approach to problem solving;

3. Develop the ability to work independently, taking responsibility for substantial elements of the planning and implementation of an original piece of research and to take a leading role in exploring the implications of that research for the particular field of endeavour and in a broader context;

4. Develop an ability to express professional knowledge, understanding, ideas, argument and opinions with confidence and clarity; in both spoken and written form, with the effective use of communication aids;

5. Develop interpersonal and self-organisational skills including the ability to work within a research group and manage time, goals and priorities; and

6. Develop a 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.

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Contact Hours

Individual meetings with supervisor (s) as arranged



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