This unit (RBM4002) builds on the course work and research project commenced in Science Honours 1. Students will continue to conduct a research project under supervision. The project will comprise a novel research investigation in an area of expertise of the approved supervisor(s). The results of the project will be reported in an oral presentation and a written thesis.

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RBM4003 - Science Honours 1

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Generate novel data and conduct qualitative and/or quantitative analysis with subsequent data interpretation to deduce conclusions;  
  2. Implement and articulate an independent, critical investigation of a science research topic; and  
  3. Contextualise research findings, argue and defend research process as well as outcomes to a professional audience, using advanced written and oral communication skills.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Presentation Oral Presentation 15%
Research Thesis Research Thesis (not more than 12,000 words) and Thesis Defence 85%
The Honours course is a one year (full-time) course in which students will receive one final mark and grade for the whole year. Students will receive a GPA grade after completion of both Science Honours 1 and Science Honours 2 with the grade allocated to the unit Science Honours 2. This unit will be weighted 65% of the GPA grade for the Science Honours course.

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