SCI402 Advanced Topics 2 (8)

This subject provides in-depth study at an advanced level of topics related to the discipline area selected by a student for a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Master coursework program. As such for some courses it is used as a capstone subject (i.e. a subject that integrates your prior learning in other subjects) that is taken towards the end of a degree. The subject contains no residential school and students should arrange a project supervisor before enrolling in this subject. Students completing this subject will: i) have demonstrated an ability to apply their knowledge and skills with creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning and ii) shown an ability to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience, and/or piece of scholarship.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: SCI402. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Environmental Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Restricted to students enrolled in BAppSc(Hons), BInfoTech(Hons), Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master programs in the applied sciences and Information Technology only

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • have a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent development in a discipline and/or area of professional practice
  • be able to reflect critically on an in-depth and comprehensive body of knowledge of (or specialised technical skills in) a nominated topic area relevant to their degree
  • be able to communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills with creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning


This subject will cover the following topics:

This will be selected to meet the needs of an individual student. Topics must be approved by the School Honours Co-ordinator.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of SCI402 in Session 2 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Research project

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.