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FOSC495 Master's Thesis Preparation

Preparation of a thesis proposal/preliminary thesis research. Normally taken by students in the papers year for a Master’s degree by papers and thesis.

The aim of this paper is to provide students with experience in preparing, writing and communicating research proposals. FOSC 495 focuses on the skills needed for carrying out a research project, where students use their own (proposed Master's) research topic to fulfil the requirements for each assessment. This will promote engagement in the research topic as well as provide a forum for students to present their proposed work to the Department of Food Science.

Paper title Master's Thesis Preparation
Paper code FOSC495
Subject Food Science
EFTS 0.3333
Points 40 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,589.97
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $10,298.97

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Restriction
FOSC 496
Limited to
MSc, PGDipSc
Contact
miranda.mirosa@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator: Dr Miranda Mirosa
One or more specific project supervisors will be assigned once a project is allocated.
Teaching Arrangements
FOSC 495 is a full-year (ie two-semester) paper.

While learning is self-directed, staff feedback is provided on all assignments.

The expected total of contact and non-contact hours for this paper is 400 hours, including hours for the preparation of the assessment.
Textbooks
There is no prescribed textbook for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Global perspective.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this paper you are expected to:
  • Be able to write literature review on the given scientific topic
  • Be able to prepare a research proposal and the budget required to complete the research project
  • Be able to communicate the research proposal and research plan
  • Be able to conduct preliminary research and write a report on the finding
Paper Structure
The paper structure will consist of:
  • A major literature review (30%)
  • An oral presentation of thesis proposal (10%)
  • A written thesis proposal and budget (30%)
  • A mini research report (including practical work) (30%)
Eligibility
FOSC 495 is a compulsory project-based paper for students undertaking a research Master of Science degree (MSc in Food Science or Consumer Food Science) by papers and thesis.

FOSC 495 may also, in some circumstances, be approved for students undertaking a Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) in Food Science or Consumer Food Science. Please talk to a Food Science Course Adviser or the Fourth Year Co-ordinator, Dr Mirosa, if you are interested in this option prior to paper selection in eVision.

Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.

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Timetable

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
T1 Tuesday 10:00-10:50 9-15, 18-22, 28-34, 36-41

Preparation of a thesis proposal/preliminary thesis research. Normally taken by students in the papers year for a Master’s degree by papers and thesis.

The aim of this paper is to provide students with experience in preparing, writing and communicating research proposals. FOSC 495 focuses on the skills needed for carrying out a research project, where students use their own (proposed Master's) research topic to fulfil the requirements for each assessment. This will promote engagement in the research topic as well as provide a forum for students to present their proposed work to the Department of Food Science.

Paper title Master's Thesis Preparation
Paper code FOSC495
Subject Food Science
EFTS 0.3333
Points 40 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

^ Top of page

Restriction
FOSC 496
Limited to
MSc, PGDipSc
Paper Structure
The paper structure will consist of:
  • A major literature review (30%)
  • An oral presentation of thesis proposal (10%)
  • A written thesis proposal and budget (30%)
  • A mini research report (including practical work) (30%)
Eligibility
FOSC 495 is a compulsory project-based paper for students undertaking a research Master of Science degree (MSc in Food Science or Consumer Food Science) by papers and thesis.

FOSC 495 may also, in some circumstances, be approved for students undertaking a Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) in Food Science or Consumer Food Science. Please talk to a Food Science Course Adviser or the Fourth Year Co-ordinator, Dr Mirosa, if you are interested in this option prior to paper selection in eVision.

Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
Contact
miranda.mirosa@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator: Dr Miranda Mirosa
One or more specific project supervisors will be assigned once a project is allocated.
Teaching Arrangements
FOSC 495 is a full-year (ie two-semester) paper.

While learning is self-directed, staff feedback is provided on all assignments.

The expected total of contact and non-contact hours for this paper is 400 hours, including hours for the preparation of the assessment.
Textbooks
There is no prescribed textbook for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Global perspective.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this paper you are expected to:
  • Be able to write literature review on the given scientific topic
  • Be able to prepare a research proposal and the budget required to complete the research project
  • Be able to communicate the research proposal and research plan
  • Be able to conduct preliminary research and write a report on the finding

^ Top of page

Timetable

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
T1 Tuesday 10:00-10:50 9-13, 15-22, 28-34, 36-41