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RES9001 Master of Philosophy Studies Part-Time Biology, Engine'g, Physics or Psychology

Semester 2, 2012 On-campus Toowoomba
Units : 2
Faculty or Section : Research Office
School or Department : Office of Research

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Part-time candidates undertaking research in Biology, Engineering, Physics or Psychology should enrol in this course for each semester of their candidature. This will normally be for a total of four semesters.

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

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  • There are no texts or materials required for this course.

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
THESIS 100 100 09 Nov 2012

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    It is the student?s responsibility to attend regular meetings with the supervisory team to discuss their research progress.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    Progress Reports: to complete the Progress Report satisfactorily, students must fill out the report in consultation with their supervisor. As part of their research program, students are expected to demonstrate satisfactory progress.

    Dissertation: To successfully complete a Dissertation, students must receive a passing grade and have undertaken the requested revisions.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Higher Degree research students are required to submit all pieces of assessment (ie Progress Reports or Dissertation) by the due date as advised by ORHD to avoid a Fail grade.

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    Progress Report: HDR students must submit a progress report and deemed to be making Satisfactory Progress by the supervisor and ADR to receive a SP grade.

    Dissertation: At the end of the candidature students are required to submit a dissertation for examination, receive a passing grade and satisfactorily address the revisions for the degree to be awarded.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    Not applicable.

  6. Examination information:
    Not applicable.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    Not applicable.

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at