Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

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

Subject Information
Subject Code MARE401
Subject Name Marine Science Honours
Credit Points 48
Pre-Requisites Completion of 144cp of the Bachelor of Marine Science (Honours) or Bachelor of Marine Science (Honours) (Deanís Scholar)
Co-Requisites Nil
Restrictions Available only to students enrolled in B Marine Science (Hons), B Marine Science Advanced (Hons) or B Marine Science (Hons)(Dean's Scholar)
Equivalence Nil
Assessment Literature Review 10%; Poster Presentation 5%; Research Project Thesis 80%; Seminar Presentation 5%
General Subject No.

Subject Description
The subject consists of a research project supervised by an academic in one or more of the School of Biological Sciences or the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences in an area relating to marine biology and/or marine geosciences. The research project is presented as a thesis that is marked by two examiners and may be assessed externally as well as internally. As much as possible, projects will be linked to the research strengths of the academic units and on topics relevant to developing concepts in marine biology and marine geosciences.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Formulate a research program;
2. Carry out independent research;
3. Write proficiently at a level required for publication of monographs or peer-reviewed research;
4. Understand and convey the importance of the marine environment to the well-being of Planet Earth;
5. Use computers efficiently for data analysis and presentation;
6. Solve complex problems related to the marine environment;
7. Interact with end users of the oceans and their resources.