OENOLOGY 7550WT - Research Project

Waite Campus - Semester 2 - 2015

This course consists of a research project and written thesis. It is designed to develop the practical skills required to undertake successful scientific research or related activities. It provides advanced education and training in the principles of scientific research and the current state of knowledge and techniques used in the fields of Viticulture and Oenology. Students learn to search and understand scientific literature relevant to their chosen discipline, to design, evaluate and present scientific experiments, and to develop written and verbal communication skills. Each student is expected to carry out a laboratory or industry based research project during the Semester. The project outcomes are to be written up as a thesis using a form similar to that required for publication of research data. The thesis will include a summary of work done, an introduction outlining the theoretical background related to the work actually carried out, materials and methods, results and a discussion of the results obtained in relation to the general background of the study. Each student will be required to give an introductory seminar and formal presentation of their research at the end of the semester, followed by an oral defence of their findings and conclusions.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code OENOLOGY 7550WT
    Course Research Project
    Coordinating Unit School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
    Term Semester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s Waite Campus
    Units 12
    Contact Up to 48 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites OENOLOGY 7520WT
    Incompatible OENOLOGY 7560WT
    Restrictions Available to Master in Viticulture & Oenology students only
    Course Description This course consists of a research project and written thesis. It is designed to develop the practical skills required to undertake successful scientific research or related activities. It provides advanced education and training in the principles of scientific research and the current state of knowledge and techniques used in the fields of Viticulture and Oenology. Students learn to search and understand scientific literature relevant to their chosen discipline, to design, evaluate and present scientific experiments, and to develop written and verbal communication skills. Each student is expected to carry out a laboratory or industry based research project during the Semester. The project outcomes are to be written up as a thesis using a form similar to that required for publication of research data. The thesis will include a summary of work done, an introduction outlining the theoretical background related to the work actually carried out, materials and methods, results and a discussion of the results obtained in relation to the general background of the study. Each student will be required to give an introductory seminar and formal presentation of their research at the end of the semester, followed by an oral defence of their findings and conclusions.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Paul Grbin

    Course Timetable

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

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