40 points (full year)
This paper is one of the options for students enrolled in the Postgraduate Diploma of Marine Science. 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). The other option is to undertake a shorter desktop review and enrol in the 20-point equivalent paper: MARI 480. Admission to the programme is contingent on having a supervisor and a research project ready to go.