No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2016

SCI500 Science and Research Methods (8)


This subject aims to provide students with skills and knowledge required for independent scholarship or research.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details prior to contacting their course coordinator: SCI500
Where differences exist between the handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLFaculty of Science

Enrolment restrictions

Graduate Diploma, Master and Honours students only

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
Understand the concepts of research in science and the philosophy
underlying them;
Be able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required for independent scholarship or research.


The subject will cover the following topics:
Science literature and searching procedures; Experimental design and statistics for scientists; Philosophy of science; Funding in science; Report writing and presentation; Organisation of science and research in Australia.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.