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APGE480 Research Project

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A supervised research project on an approved topic.

This research project is a core part of the PGDipAppSci course. The PGDipAppSci is a one-year programme that builds on an undergraduate applied science degree. The diploma encompasses both papers and a research topic and can be taken full time or part time. It provides entry to the Master of Science (MSc) degree by thesis only.

Paper title Research Project
Paper code APGE480
Subject Applied Geology
EFTS 0.3333
Points 40 points
Teaching period Full Year (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,220.68
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Limited to
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.

A research supervisor within the department is required.
Teaching staff
Various academic staff involved
Paper Structure
Independent research, within a specific sub-discipline of geology, supervised and advised by at least one academic staff member. The precise structure of the project (e.g. the balance of literature review, research skill development, independent data collection, analysis, synthesis, and style of presenting results) is established in conjunction with the project supervisor.
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning,Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
Students who complete this project will have learned the basic skills that they need to become successful researchers in a wide range of research settings.

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Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system