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

    We place a lot of emphasis on the project, and typically, students find this to be the most rewarding part the programme. We offer a wide choice of topics in which you have the opportunity to carry out original research. You will work closely with a supervisor, who defines the project and will guide you through all aspects of the project, from the initial background reading to writing the final report.

    About this paper

    Paper title Dissertation
    Subject Physics
    EFTS 0.5
    Points 60 points
    Teaching period Full Year (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $4,345.50
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Limited to

    Teaching staff

    Dr Annika Seppälä


    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, Teamwork.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    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


    Full Year

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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