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Botany Research Project (BOTA40007)

HonoursPoints: 50On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelHonours
Subject codeBOTA40007
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This research project will provide experience in reviewing scientific literature, hypothesis testing, design of laboratory and/or field experiments, training in experimental techniques, data analysis and interpretation, and development of written and oral presentation skills. The research project will be designed in consultation with the supervisor(s) and the Honours Committee of the School of Botany.

Students enrol in a total of 75 points of research project across the duration of the Honours program. This is achieved by enrolling in a combination of the following subjects in appropriate semesters to achieve a total 75 credit points.

  • BOTA40001 Botany Research Project
  • BOTA40006 Botany Research Project
  • BOTA40007 Botany Research Project

This subject (BOTA40007 Botany Research Project) is the 50 point version for one semester.

Intended learning outcomes

The objectives of this subject are to provide students with:

  • experience in, and ability to conduct independent research in a field of plant science;
  • an ability to review and assessing scientific literature;
  • an ability to test hypothesis, and design of laboratory and/or field experiments;
  • experience in advanced scientific techniques, data analysis and interpretation;
  • experience in written and oral presentations; and
  • academic potential to proceed to the PhD degree.

Generic skills

At the completion of this subject, students should have further developed skills in:

  • designing, managing and executing a research project;
  • demonstrating a breadth of knowledge in a particular discipline;
  • analysing and interpreting scientific data;
  • providing persuasive intellectual arguments;
  • exercising critical judgement, independent thinking and a problem solving approach;
  • written report presentation and oral communication; and
  • time management and self-organisation.

Last updated: 3 April 2019