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

    This paper takes the form of an original, laboratory-based research project under the supervision of an academic staff member that is conducted over two semesters. A final thesis is written at the end of the year. This paper is an essential component of the Plant Biotechnology honours programme, but may also be taken as part of a Postgraduate Diploma in Science with approval from the Programme Director or their nominee. Completion of a PLBI 490 research project is required for direct entry into the PhD degree programme.

    About this paper

    Paper title Dissertation
    Subject Plant Biotechnology
    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
    BAppSc(Hons), BSc(Hons)
    Teaching staff
    Professor Julian Eaton-Rye
    Textbooks are not required for this paper.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Scholarship, Communication, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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    Learning Outcomes
    • Effective analysis and written communication of scientific results
    • Laboratory research expertise


    Full Year

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
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