GEOL470-22A (C) Any Time Start 2022

Research Project

30 points

Details:
Start/End Date: The start and end dates are specific to each student. For further information please contact one of the following (as appropriate):
  • For Masters theses please contact the relevant Faculty Office.
  • For Doctoral degrees (PhD) please contact the Postgraduate Office.
  • For other types of anytime start courses (i.e. generally courses worth 60 points or less) please contact the Course Coordinator.
Withdrawal Dates
The withdrawal dates for this course (both with and without fee refund) will be confirmed once a) the course start date and b) course length is confirmed. Students are advised to consult the department for further information.

Description

This course will comprise a research project under the guidance of a chosen supervisor. The research project will be of an appropriate size for 30 points and may include summer field work. The results will be written up in a project report and will be presented as a talk to the department.

This course is comprised of a research project under the guidance of a chosen supervisor(s). The research project will be of an appropriate size for 30 points and may include summer field work. The results will be written up in a report and presented as a talk to the School of Earth and Environment.

Students must complete GEOL470 to be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in Geology.

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course students will be able to:
    1. Conceive and develop a research project, including a set of research objectives, manageable within the time and credit constraints of the course.
    2. Conduct a review of the relevant literature that places the research in the context of previous work.
    3. Select, use and describe appropriate methodology to achieve the project’s objectives.
    4. Undertake independent scientific research to achieve the project's objectives.
    5. Present, describe and interpret the research findings, and discuss their implications.
    6. Reflect critically on the research undertaken and that of others.
    7. Prepare a well-written research report that includes high quality, original figures.
    8. Communicate the research findings verbally in plain English to a scientifically-literate audience.

    Goals:
  • Plan and undertake independent research.
  • Produce a report describing, illustrating and critically evaluating the rationale, methodology, findings and implications of that research.
  • Present that research clearly in a talk to the School of Earth and Environment.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

Prerequisites

GEOL351, GEOL352 and 60 points from GEOL300 level courses. RP: BSc in Geology

Restrictions

GEOL490

Co-requisites

90 points from GEOL400 level choices or relevant 400 level courses from other departments with Head of Department approval

Timetable Note

No timetabled activities.

Course Coordinator

Alex Nichols

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
12-minute public research talk (plus questions) in School seminar series 10% Due dates: For result at end of semester 1: before end of penultimate week of semester 1 For result at end of semester 2: before end of penultimate week of semester 2.
Research report 90% Due dates: For result at end of semester 1: 5pm on 3 June (last day of semester 1) For result at end of semester 2: 5pm on 21 October (last day of semester 2)

Notes

Prerequisites: BSc degree with at least a B Grade Point Average.
The student must have a Senior Supervisor and, normally, a research proposal must be completed and approved BEFORE enrolment into GEOL470.

Restrictions:

Corequisites: 90 points from GEOL400 level choices or relevant 400 level courses from other departments/schools with approval from the Head of School/400-level Coordinator

Recommended preparation:
BSc in Geology
UC graduates must have completed GEOL351, GEOL352 and an additional 60 points (90 points recommended) from GEOL300 level courses.
Other equivalent prerequisites may be considered but require approval from the Head of School/400-level Coordinator.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $2,168.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 15

For further information see School of Earth and Environment on the departments and faculties page .

All GEOL470 Occurrences

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