Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Summer Term, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
It may be possible to complete your Research Project overseas at another university. If this is of interest, please discuss it with the Subject Co-ordinator.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 200 hours of supervised research and 1 x 2 hour lecture (first week of semester only) + 5 x 1 hour lectures in the next few weeks of semester |
Total Time Commitment:
Estimated 400 hours
Students must have achieved a grade of at least 75% in the following subject
Study Period Commencement:
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2
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Credit will not be given for both this subject and the following subject
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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/
CoordinatorProf Geoff Stevens
Prof Geoff Stevens
Candidates will undertake as individuals a high level investigative research project which could involve a critical literature review, experimental research and/or development, theoretical modelling, process simulation and/or the solution of an industrial problem. Rigorous planning and scheduling of the project, time management, technical communication, interpretation of results and team work will be required.
This subject is designed for students who have demonstrated an ability to undertake a research project to a high standard and who wish to continue and extend the project to another semester. The subject is well-suited to students intending to undertake a research higher degree on completion of their Masters program.
The exact content covered in the subject will depend to some extent on the nature of the research project. Topics covered will most probably include literature searches, laboratory safety, risk assessment, data modelling, data analysis, error analysis and report writing.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILO)
On completion of this subject the student is expected to:
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
Students will receive one-on-one instruction on how to complete an open-ended research project on some topic in biomolecular engineering. Students will take responsibility for their time management setting priorities and establishing a program that will allow them to complete their project within the time allowed.
INDICATIVE KEY LEARNING RESOURCES
Students will be guided throughout their project by one or two researchers associated with the research activity that they have been assigned to. These researchers will be their guides and mentors on the project. Students will also be provided with access to key relevant research papers. They will be expected to identify further material which they will be able to access through the University Library system. Students will also have access to appropriate software packages.
CAREERS / INDUSTRY LINKS
This subject will prepare students well for a career in research, laying a solid foundation for a research higher degree program.
Master of Engineering (Biochemical) |
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