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GEOL480 Research Project

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

This research project is a core part of the PGDipSci course. The PGDipSci is a one-year programme that builds on an undergraduate 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 GEOL480
Subject Geology
EFTS 0.3333
Points 40 points
Teaching period(s) Full Year (24 February 2020 - 7 November 2020), 1st Non standard period (12 December 2019 - 9 December 2020), 2nd Non standard period (8 July 2020 - 19 June 2021)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,132.35
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $11,583.84

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Limited to
PGDipSci
Notes
The non-standard period for this paper takes place over approximately 12 months to accommodate field work requirements. The remainder of the work will be carried out over 7 to 9 months, involving an average of 12 to 16 hours of work per week.
Eligibility
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.

A research supervisor within the department is required.
Contact
geology@otago.ac.nz
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
Text books are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.

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Timetable

Full Year (24 February 2020 - 7 November 2020)

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

1st Non standard period (12 December 2019 - 9 December 2020)

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

2nd Non standard period (8 July 2020 - 19 June 2021)

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

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

This research project is a core part of the PGDipSci course. The PGDipSci is a one-year programme that builds on an undergraduate 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 GEOL480
Subject Geology
EFTS 0.3333
Points 40 points
Teaching period(s) Full Year, 1st Non standard period (11 December 2021 - 3 December 2022), 2nd Non standard period (12 July 2021 - 17 June 2022)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2021 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
PGDipSci
Notes
The non-standard period for this paper takes place over approximately 12 months to accommodate field work requirements. The remainder of the work will be carried out over 7 to 9 months, involving an average of 12 to 16 hours of work per week.
Eligibility
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.

A research supervisor within the department is required.
Contact
geology@otago.ac.nz
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

Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
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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Timetable

Full Year

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

1st Non standard period (11 December 2021 - 3 December 2022)

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

2nd Non standard period (12 July 2021 - 17 June 2022)

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