Research Honours in Science and Technology - Thesis (12cp) (11877.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Research
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.5||12||Faculty Of Science And Technology|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Science||Undergraduate Honours Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Execute a research project to an acceptable standard in the field of study, while developing appropriate technical, critical thinking, communication, project management and independent research skills;
2. Undertake independent analysis of data related to the research project and critically evaluate how knowledge created relates to existing literature and theories;
3. Disseminate the findings of their research to a diverse audience in the form of an oral presentation; and
4. Compile a research thesis (or an appropriate equivalent document) to critically evaluate and effectively communicate the results of their research work and demonstrate the knowledge created for peer review appraisal.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Prerequisites11875 Research Honours in Science and Technology - Research Methodology
Equivalent units4773 Research Honours in Applied Science:FT
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Research||Dr Ashraf Ghanem|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||Research||Dr Rod Ubrihien|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||Research||Dr Ashraf Ghanem|
Please note that readings will vary between honours projects and should be discussed with supervisors.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
For students in the final semester of Honours:
- All assessment items must be attempted, including engagement with the Primary supervisor report
For ongoing students (not yet in the final semester of Honours):
- students must engage with the Primary suprvisor report
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
As each research topic is different, please discuss with your supervisor the time commitments required to complete your research and associated assessment items.
Students are expected to actively participate in the research activities of their research group, area and Faculty. This includes, but is not limited to, seminars, meetings and journal clubs. Students should discuss with their supervisors their specific participation requirements.
Required IT skills
Familiarity with Microsoft Office software, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as internet browsers, reference packages (e.g. Endnote) and statistical packages (e.g. SPSS, R) is necessary.
Work placement, internships or practicums
As each research topic is different please discuss with your supervisor any additional requirements relating to working at locations other than the University of Canberra.
Students will be required to complete the inductions, ethics and safety training required by their research area. Students should talk to their supervisors and laboratory manager to ensure these requirements are met before undertaking any field and/or laboratory work.
This unit involves research-led education. There are active researchers delivering this unit who are able to engage students in deep and active learning and transmit to students their passion for the research they are carrying out.