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MARI480 Independent Project

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

This paper covers the research to be carried out by students enrolled in the Postgraduate Diploma of Marine Science, resulting in the production of a Research Report in October. Admission to the programme is contingent on having a supervisor and an approved project.

Paper title Independent Project
Paper code MARI480
Subject Marine Science
EFTS 0.3333
Points 40 points
Teaching period Full Year (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,309.34
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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MARI 481
Limited to
Carried out over 9 to 10 months, involving an average of 12 to 13 hours of work per week.
Teaching staff

Fourth-Year Co-ordinator: Professor Abby Smith


Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Scholarship, Critical thinking, Ethics, Research.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will gain 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 22, 34, 40
Monday 11:00-11:50 29, 32, 39, 42
Monday 11:00-12:50 9-14, 19-21