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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.
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.
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.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
GEOL351, GEOL352 and 60 points from GEOL300 level courses. RP: BSc in Geology
90 points from GEOL400 level choices or relevant 400 level courses from other departments with Head of Department approval
No timetabled activities.
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 CoordinatorRecommended preparation:BSc in GeologyUC 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.Contributors: in addition to Course CoordinatorResearch supervisors (1 or more for each student) - as chosen by the student.
Domestic fee $2,227.00
International Postgraduate fees
* 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.
Maximum enrolment is 15
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