Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Students can undertake this subject in either Semester 1 OR Semester 2 with project supervisor approval. If you wish to complete the Major Research Project over 1 year please enrol in AGRI90065.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: One hour per week class time, scheduled supervisor meetings plus individual project work. Meeting frequency / duration to be agreed with the project supervisor. |
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Undertaking a research project is conditional upon obtaining approval from a supervisor with consideration to appropriate subjects undertaken in their Masters.
Either NRMT90003 Social Research Methods or MAST90008 Research Philosophies & Statistics or AGRI90075 Research Methods for Life Sciences must be studied either before or at the same time as this subject.
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|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
It is highly recommended that students have an average grade of 75% or more in the graduate subjects undertaken prior to commencing the major research project.
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Students who have completed the below subjects are not eligible to enrol in this subject.
|Core Participation Requirements:||
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. This course requires all students to enrol in subjects where they
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CoordinatorMr Peter Mcsweeney
This subject enables students to conduct an original research topic under supervision, as approved by an academic project supervisor. The work commitment over oneconsecutive semester will be equivalent to lecture and practical based subjects worth 50 points. The content and extent of the project will be determined by a project supervisor in consultation with the student and subject coordinator. Students are strongly encouraged to initiate project ideas within existing networks or to identify a project topic of keen interest, through discussion with Faculty staff, prior to subject commencement. The project represents a capstone subject and comprises a review of a body of relevant literature, together with a critical evaluation of research or experimental protocols, a modest original experiment, or limited exploration of a scientific problem, or an investigation into a problem using an approved methodology. Compared to the minor research project, the major project requires deeper and higher-level analysis. Following an initial workshop to establish subject expectations, deliverables and skill base requirements, projects will generally involve regular meetings with their supervisor where students report on progress, difficulties and research plans. Other workshops will deliver skill development in oral and written report presentation.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
Master of Agricultural Science |
Master of Animal Science
Master of Food Science
150 Point Master of Agricultural Sciences |
200 Point Master of Agricultural Sciences
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