This Unit consists of self-directed tasks, with formal classroom experience only occuring in the last weeks of semester. It is your responsibility to organise your work according to the following schedule:
We will hold an introductory briefing during Week 1 (as scheduled in the University timetable) to outline Unit organisation.
Following this, you will attend ~1 research seminar weekly as part of your research training in this Unit. Seminars will most likely be selected from the CBMS Research Seminar series at Macquarie, generally held on Tuesdays at 1pm, as advertised on the Departmental website. However, you are invited to attend other departmental/institutional research seminars that interest you.
You will be notified within iLearn of the panel of Breakthrough Technology topics available for review, together with the supervisory staff leading each topic. Once you have selected your area of interest, it is your responsibility to directly contact the supervising academic in Week 2 for direction concerning appropriate reading literature. You must compile a written critical review of background methodology and contemporary applications of this breakthrough technology (as detailed in assessment tasks).
Week 7, mid-semester task (April 10):
4pm deadline for electronic submission of draft technology review to Unit Convenor (A/Prof. Mabbutt) via Turnitin portal on the iLearn site. Late submissions will be subject to penalty.
Weeks 8- 10:
Viva covering your technology topic with designated supervising academic. It is your responsibility to arrange and schedule this interview in advance at a mutually convenient time.
Week 11 (May 22):
4pm deadline for electronic submission of (i) revised technology review, and (ii) annotated literature review, to Unit Convenor (A/Prof. Mabbutt) via iLearn site. Late submissions will be subject to penalty.
Week12 (May 31):
Student presentations and discussion sessions will be held within a 3hr session, scheduled to be accessible to the entire CBMS700 group. Your contribution to peer discussion during this seminar session will be graded, as well as your own presentation.