SCI499 Graduate Diploma in Science Thesis

Updated: 15 March 2019
Credit Points 12
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Armidale Trimester 3 On Campus
Armidale Year Long 1 Online
Armidale Year Long 1 On Campus
Armidale Year Long 2 Online
Armidale Year Long 2 On Campus
Armidale Year Long 3 Online
Armidale Year Long 3 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in Grad DipSc and 24cp with a GPA of at least 5 and permission of head of school
Co-requisites None
Restrictions SCI595

Some projects cannot be undertaken online. Advanced standing cannot be granted for this unit. The Approval for Enrolment Form can be downloaded from the link. This form is to be completed and submitted to the school for approval. At the discretion of the course coordinator, the program of study may include this unit and involves a project and a project report. The project topic must be approved in advance by the course coordinator on the recommendation of the head of school. The project may take the form of a design, a management plan, a literature review, or a field or laboratory investigation. A student is not permitted to enrol in this unit until the appropriate course coordinator has approved a topic and one or more project supervisors. The principal supervisor must be a member of UNE staff, within the School, and as approved by the Head of School.

The thesis will be assessed by at least two independent examiners (excluding the supervisor).

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Rose Andrew (
Unit Description

The GradDipSc thesis comprises the completion of a research project on a topic chosen in consultation with members of UNE academic staff and in a discipline area complementing the student's program of study. The thesis must comprise a literature review and the results of the research project and is undertaken upon agreement of potential supervisor(s) and the Course Coordinator. The thesis should not exceed 14 000 words, excluding tables, plates, figures, references and appendices. Further details are available from the Course Coordinator for Science.

Materials No text required
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assessment 100% 14,000
Assessment Notes

Scientific report.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4

Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of a complex body of knowledge in a discipline of science that has been studied;
  2. interpret and transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to others covering a scientific discipline;
  3. apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, expert judgement and responsibility in conducting and reporting original research; and
  4. analyse critically, reflect on and synthesise complex information from their own research and the scientific literature.