Information on geology 400-level courses can be found here:
400-level geology course information
A supervised project involving research and leading to the production of a research report.
This research project is a core part of the PGDipSci course. The PGDipSci is a one-year programme that builds on an undergraduate science degree. The diploma encompasses both papers and a research topic, and can be taken full time or part time. It provides entry to the Master of Science (MSc) degree by thesis only.
|Paper title||Research Project|
|Points||40 points 40 points|
|Teaching period(s)||Full Year, 1st Non standard period (8 July 2019 - 17 June 2020)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,071.03|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$11,032.23|
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- Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View
more information about departmental permission.
A research supervisor within the department is required.
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- Teaching staff
- Various academic staff involved.
- Paper Structure
- Independent research, within a specific sub-discipline of geology, supervised and advised by at least one academic staff member. The precise structure of the project (e.g., the balance of literature review, research skill development, independent data collection, analysis, synthesis, and style of presenting results) is established in conjunction with the project supervisor.
- Text books are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking,
Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students who complete this project will have learned the basic skills that they need to become successful researchers in a wide range of research settings.