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Master of Science by Research

Course code I84

Designed to provide advanced, research-based studies in theoretical and applied areas of biological science, environmental science, environmental management, sustainability, bioinformatics, analytical chemistry, physics, statistics or mathematics.

The course aims to extend knowledge in the discipline area alongside knowledge of research methods in those areas of science and management. Students will undertake a significant independent research investigation resulting in a thesis that will have relevance to the above areas of science and management.

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

I84

Fees

The Australian Government's Research Training Program provides tuition fee offsets for domestic students who are enrolled in Higher Degree by Research courses.

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Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Joondalup FT PT FT PT
Mount Lawley
South West
Online
FT - Full-time PT - Part-time

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

I84

CRICOS code

0100040

Fees

International students - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $34,000

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

2 years full-time

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Joondalup FT FT
Mount Lawley
South West
Online
FT - Full-time PT - Part-time

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCI6106Research Proposal Preparation40
RES5115Research Preparation: Principles and Approaches20
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCI6107Master Research Preparation40
Elective Unitx 1 selected in conjunction with the Course Coordinator20

Students are required to continue re-enrolling in the thesis component of their study until the thesis is submitted for examination.

Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCI6200Master Thesis
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCI6200Master Thesis

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

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Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate and research a complex scientific question.
  2. Apply communication and collaboration skills to analyse, interpret, and disseminate research that contributes to scientific knowledge.
  3. Reflect critically on a complex body of scientific knowledge, research principles and methods to demonstrate mastery in science.
  4. Use high-level self-management skills to plan and execute a substantial piece of research.

Fees and Scholarships

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If you're a domestic student enrolled in a Higher Degree by Research program, you won't be required to pay tuition fees. The Australian Government provides domestic students with tuition fee offsets under the Research Training Program (RTP) for up to 2 years full-time (or equivalent) for Master by Research courses.

Note The RTP covers your tuition fees only. You will still be required to pay all other non-tuition fees applicable to your course, such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

AUD $34,000 *

* International students - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, and has been calculated based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for each individual unit you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the actual amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

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Career Opportunities

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