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ELEC490 Dissertation

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A supervised project involving original research and leading to the production of a dissertation.

In this paper students carry out an individual research project in a supportive environment with an active researcher as their supervisor. Students experience the excitement and the realities of doing research and have the opportunity to carry out original research on a topic in physics chosen by their supervisor. In addition to advanced technical skills, students gain transferable skills, such as critical thinking, project planning, time management, analysis of research literature and presentation.

Paper title Dissertation
Paper code ELEC490
Subject Electronics
EFTS 0.3333
Points 40 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2021 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,696.40
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $11,931.47

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Teaching staff
Director of Honours, Electronics: Dr Colin Fox

Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes
After completing this paper students will be able to:
  1. Search for and analyse literature relevant to a specified research project
  2. Plan and manage their time commitment to a project
  3. Independently make decisions on the path of a project
  4. Apply advanced technical skills to the acquisition and analysis of data
  5. Place their results in the context of the body of knowledge of a research topic
  6. Communicate effectively, in both written and oral form, the results of a research project

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Not offered in 2021

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system