Project A

Subject 202-502 (2009)

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Credit Points: 25.00
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 12 hours in a total time commitment of 120 hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Eligibility for honours or postgraduate degree
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Rebecca Ford
Subject Overview:

The subject allows students to conduct an original research topic, under supervision approved by a Subject Coordinator. The work will be equivalent to lecture and practical based subjects worth 25 points. The content and extent of the project will be determined by a Coordinator, in collaboration with the student.

The work will usually include a review of a body of scientific literature, together with a critical evaluation o research or experimental protocols, a modest original experiment, or a limited exploration of a scientific problem. Projects may involve regular 1-hour discussion groups where students report on progress, major problems and plans.


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.


Project Proposal (1500 words = 30%) The project proposal is a hurdle requirement.

Final report (3000 words = 50%)

Final oral (15 min = 20%)

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
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.
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Master of Agricultural Science
Master of Animal Science
Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Science
Postgraduate Diploma in Animal Science and Management

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