|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
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
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.