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Master of Science by Research

Course code I84New in 2020

This course is designed to provide advanced, research-based studies in theoretical and applied areas of biological science, environmental science, environmental management, analytical chemistry or mathematics.

The course aims to extend understandings of 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

Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $21,100

Research students who are Australian or New Zealand citizens, or permanent residents of Australia, may be eligible for a place under the Commonwealth Government's Research Training Program.

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Early closing date 14-02-2020

This course has an early closing date for applications. To avoid disappointment, we recommend you apply by this date.

Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

I84

CRICOS code

0100040

Fees

International onshore - 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

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Early closing date 14-02-2020

This course has an early closing date for applications. To avoid disappointment, we recommend you apply by this date.

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.

Student handbook

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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AUD $21,100 *

* Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee

Research students who are Australian or New Zealand citizens, or permanent residents of Australia, may be eligible for a place under the Commonwealth Government's Research Training Program. The program covers your fees for the duration of your course and you can be studying in either full-time or part-time mode. Note: If you've been part of this program at another university or been studying a different research course, this will affect the amount of tuition support you receive here.

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units 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 amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $34,000 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units 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 amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

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