To discover something new, we must go beyond what we read in books, what we hear in lectures, beyond what is already known. In this unit, you will be doing research, rather than just learning about research others have done. This Dalyell unit is your opportunity to engage in genuine scientific, mathematical, health or medical research, from your second year. You will research and contribute to answering a novel research question, closely aligned to the current research interests of an academic supervisor and group. You will design, plan, and execute a research project, and communicate your results. Depending on your project, this may involve collecting and analysing data, modelling a phenomenon, devising an instrument, synthesizing materials, or theoretical predictions. You will present and report your results and conclusions in a scientific seminar and report. By completing this unit, you will get a first-hand experience of cutting-edge research. Please note: The unit is only available to those in the Dalyell stream with prior university-level experience and training within the discipline or its prerequisites. This unit requires permission from an academic supervisor, the discipline's Dalyell coordinator, and the Science Faculty Leader for the Dalyell program. The research question will be chosen in consultation with an academic supervisor, in advance of enrolling in the unit. The assessment will be some combination of research input, reports, presentations, or assignments. A signed Science Dalyell Individual Research Project Proposal should be submitted with your application in Sydney Student. Please note: This unit can be completed after or simultaneously with SCDL3992 to allow completion of multiple individual research projects.
To be negotiated with the academic supervisor and departmental Dalyell coordinator. Approximately 9 hours/week of which up to 6 will be contact hours.
Project Proposal (0%), Written report (45%), Oral Presentation (35%), Research Performance (20%)