Faculty of Science
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Students undertake a major research project. Under the supervision of an academic in the School of Biological Sciences, students immerse themselves in the literature surrounding their chosen field of research, design novel research projects that will lead to new understanding in the field, and then set about testing these questions. Students will experience working in a lab group environment, working side-by-side with PhD students and professional researchers. Students present the results of their research projects via an oral presentation and written thesis.
Candidates may commence the honours year at the beginning of either First or Second Semester (July). Further information is available from the course coordinators and at a meeting held with prospective students during Second Semester of third year.
On completion of this unit students will be able to:
Written literature review: 7%
Research project with written report on the results: 66%
Seminar based on research project 7%
Supervisor's assessment of project planning, conduct and development: 20%
This unit requires the equivalent of 36 hours per week of work, over the two main semesters. The students will largely undertake work associated with this unit independently, under supervision Scheduled activities will include a combination of literature searching and reading, lab and / or field work, data analysis and interpretation, and preparation of written and oral reports.
See also Unit timetable information
BIO3011 or any level three GEN unit, or by permission of the Head of School