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Minor Research Project Part 1 (AGRI90079)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeAGRI90079
Semester 1
Semester 2
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The work will include a project proposal, researching an area of importance to an Agricultural industry. This will include a brief review of the body of scientific literature to provide context and rationale, together with an approach or protocol for a modest original experiment, or a limited exploration of a scientific problem. The proposal is a hurdle requirement and a pass (30% or more) is required to continue with this subject. Final reports and oral presentations will occur at the end of semester and orals will involve a mini-symposium where findings will be presented to project stakeholders and the student cohort.

Projects may involve regular 1-hour discussion groups where students report on progress, any problems and ongoing plans.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Undertake a major original research project as a capstone learning activity on a topic in a Faculty-supported disciplinary area
  • Integration and application of disciplinary knowledge and skills to an independently generated research question and investigation
  • Analyze and synthesize salient features and important theoretical, methodological and empirical trends in published literature and data
  • Present research findings in clear, concise and persuasive written and verbal forms

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students will have:

  • capacity to articulate knowledge and understanding in oral and written presentations and to allow informed dialogue with individuals and groups from industry, government and the community
  • ability to evaluate and synthesise the research and professional literature in the discipline
  • capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning and research.

Last updated: 14 August 2019