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SCI4403 Special Study in Science

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Mathematics, Physics & Computing
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 30 May 2023


This course will allow the student to choose a topic from within any science sub-discipline he/she has studied as an undergraduate and obtain advanced knowledge by private study. The topic chosen should complement the specific research project the student is simultaneously undertaking. Placements in this course depend on availability of a supervisor in the chosen area.

The subject matter studied by students taking this course will vary, in order to complement the student's research projects. The student will be expected to gain knowledge in a selected field by private study consulting appropriate literature available through the library or provided by the supervisor. The special study in science area chosen will be assigned after consultation with the examiner and the appropriate Program Coordinator. Students may be directed to a certain science study, or they may be asked to nominate an appropriate study. To fulfil entry requirements, students must provide the course examiner a satisfactory study plan, endorsed by the appropriate Program Coordinator/Supervisor, by the end of week 1 of the semester in which they are taking the course. It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2023 External
Semester 1, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2023 External
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Date printed 30 May 2023