School: Science

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Special Topic 1
  • Unit Code

    CSG6224
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    20
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    A/Prof Paul Steven HASKELL-DOWLAND

Description

This unit involves the writing of a research or applied paper of publishable standard. The paper will cover a topic taken from the areas covered in other units within a masters or honours course offered by the School of Science. It draws upon the knowledge obtained in the course and applies this to a topic agreed to by the student and supervisor.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Evaluate the pertinent areas to be covered in the area of study.
  2. Reconceptualise the researched materials into a unique perspective of the area of a study.
  3. Research available materials in the area of study.
  4. Specify the arguments and outcomes produced in the paper with cohesive and rational analysis.
  5. Synthesise the knowledge learned from the course to produce a coherent paper within the chosen area of study.

Unit Content

  1. Academic paper structure and format.
  2. Area of study chosen by student and supervisor.
  3. Methods of investigation.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Individual tuition with supervisor, research.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
AssignmentResearch topic summary20%
Research PaperResearch paper80%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
AssignmentResearch topic summary20%
Research PaperResearch paper80%

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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School: Science

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Special Topic 1
  • Unit Code

    CSG6224
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    20
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    A/Prof Paul Steven HASKELL-DOWLAND

Description

This unit involves the writing of a research or applied paper of publishable standard. The paper will cover a topic taken from the areas covered in other units within a masters or honours course offered by the School of Science. It draws upon the knowledge obtained in the course and applies this to a topic agreed to by the student and supervisor.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Evaluate the pertinent areas to be covered in the area of study.
  2. Reconceptualise the researched materials into a unique perspective of the area of a study.
  3. Research available materials in the area of study.
  4. Specify the arguments and outcomes produced in the paper with cohesive and rational analysis.
  5. Synthesise the knowledge learned from the course to produce a coherent paper within the chosen area of study.

Unit Content

  1. Academic paper structure and format.
  2. Area of study chosen by student and supervisor.
  3. Methods of investigation.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Individual tuition with supervisor, research.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
AssignmentResearch topic summary20%
Research PaperResearch paper80%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
AssignmentResearch topic summary20%
Research PaperResearch paper80%

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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