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MARI490 Dissertation

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

This paper is for students enrolled in the Postgraduate Diploma or Honours degree. It involves a year-long field- or lab-based independent research project, culminating in a major dissertation. You may use this qualification to go on to another research degree (e.g. MSc or PhD). Admission to the programme is contingent on having a supervisor and an approved research project.

Paper title Dissertation
Paper code MARI490
Subject Marine Science
EFTS 0.3333
Points 40 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,132.35
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $11,583.84

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Limited to
BAppSc(Hons), PGDipSci
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.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
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