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MARI480 Independent Project

2021 information for papers will be published in early September. 

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

This paper is a desktop option for students enrolled in the Postgraduate Diploma of Marine Science. If you choose to do a 20-point desktop research review, you may not use this qualification to go on to another research degree. The other option is to undertake original research and enrol in the 40-point equivalent paper: MARI 490. Admission to the programme is contingent on having a supervisor and an approved review project.

Paper title Independent Project
Paper code MARI480
Subject Marine Science
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,566.65
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,793.66

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MARI 481
Limited to
Teaching staff

Fourth-Year Co-ordinator: Professor Abby Smith

Text books are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Scholarship, Critical thinking, Ethics, Research.
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Learning Outcomes
Gained significant knowledge and experience in undertaking individual research.

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Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 10:00-12:50 20, 40
Monday 11:00-11:50 19, 21, 28, 30, 33, 36-37, 41, 45
Monday 11:00-12:50 9-13