Faculty of Science

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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24 points, SCA Band 2, 0.500 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Science
Organisational UnitSchool of Mathematical Sciences
OfferedClayton Full year 2014 (Day)
Clayton Second semester to First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Jerome Droniou


Research project and Literature Review.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Search and analyse research literature;

  1. Write a comprehensive research survey of a topic in astronomy and astrophysics;

  1. Understand the current state of knowledge on their chosen research problem;

  1. Perform guided research on their chosen topic at a level close to that required to publish in a research journal;

  1. Write a comprehensive honours thesis that clearly presents their results and their justifications.


Research project (comprising written report and oral presentation): 83.3%
Literature review (comprising written report and oral presentation): 16.7%

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