Minor Thesis - Conservation

Subject CUMC90007 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 18.75
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 02-Mar-2015 to 31-May-2015
Assessment Period End 26-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 13-Mar-2015
Census Date 31-Mar-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-May-2015

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Jul-2015 to 25-Oct-2015
Assessment Period End 20-Nov-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 07-Aug-2015
Census Date 31-Aug-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 25-Sep-2015

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular contact with the supervisor, across two concurrent semesters
Total Time Commitment:

255 hours per semester


An equivalent subject to CUMC40003 Intoduction to Materials and Techniques may be approved as a pre-requisite.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
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 Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/


Dr Nicole Tse


Nicole Tse nicoleat@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

The student proposes an original research topic that contributes to existing bodies of conservation knowledge and is approved by the coordinator. The student then initiates and conducts an involved program of primary research requiring interdisciplinary skills and knowledge. The student conducts the research with minimal direction from an academic supervisor, and produces a critical research report. The thesis is undertaken across two consecutive semesters. Students undertaking the thesis should have completed 50 points within the Masters program.

Learning Outcomes:
  • be competent in defining a research question, and in devising and managing an appropriate research path.
  • have demonstrated critical reading and analysis skills, and will have demonstrated the ability to write a report that argues and assesses the research questions and objectives.

A 12000 word thesis 100% (due at the end of the second semester of enrolment).

Hurdle requirement: Students must meet the stages in assessment for the minor thesis which inlcudes a 100 word proposal, 300 word detailed proposal, mid-year review, major review and final oral thesis presentation.

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: 100 Point Master of Cultural Material Conservation
150 Point Master of Cultural Material Conservation
200 Point Master of Cultural Material Conservation

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