Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2017 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
Department: School of Biological Sciences

Subject Information
Subject Code MARE363
Subject Name Advanced Marine Science Project
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites Distinction average or higher performance in subjects pertinent to the intended area of research as approved by the Marine Science Coordinator
Co-Requisites Nil
Restrictions Offered only to students in the Bachelor of Marine Science, and subject to availability of a research supervisor. Evidence of 'fitness' is required if work involves snorkelling, SCUBA, use of boats or inter-tidal work.
Equivalence MARE393
Assessment Oral critique 5%; Written Critique 5%; Seminar 20%; Project Report 70%
General Subject Yes.

Subject Description
One research project will be undertaken after consultation with academic staff. Students will attend and participate in a seminar/tutorial program in either the School of Biological Sciences or the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Research may be a discrete component of a larger project in which the emphasis will be on solving a larger problem as part of a research team. Projects will focus on developing competence in a laboratory and/or field techniques. Intending students should consult the Coordinator before enrolment.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Working knowledge of the subject area of their research project;
2. Ability to design and carry out a small research project;
3. Knowledge of a range of laboratory or field techniques relevant to the project, and understanding of the principles underlying the techniques;
4. Aptitude for critical reading of published literature, and ability to synthesise knowledge and techniques from published sources;
5. Understanding of some basic concepts in Marine Science;
6. Ability to present experiments, results and interpretations clearly and concisely in written reports and as seminar presentations.

Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
For list of available research projects contact the Subject Coordinator.