65020 Forensic Science Research Internship Project E24cp; approx. 24hpw (includes developing the research plan, attending required training, working on the research project independently, with the project supervisors, or as part of a research group); there are no formal attendance requirements; attendance requirements are determined in discussion with the supervisor, depending upon the research proposal
Requisite(s): 65019 Foundations of Forensic Science AND 65009 Forensic Inference and Interpretation
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Research projects in forensic science provide students with an opportunity to undertake a session-long research project within one of the research groups at UTS or collaboratively with an external organisation. The project provides students with additional training and skills required to undertake research in forensic science as well as further developing their investigative and communication skills in the forensic science context.
Students work within a laboratory under the supervision of a member of academic staff. In collaboration with their UTS supervisor and, where appropriate, an industry or external co-supervisor, students will work to formulate the scope of the research project, including planning the research work. The student is responsible for carrying out the work, including appropriate and critical analysis of the data or information obtained, and writing up their findings in a formal written report (7500–10,000 words approx.).
Due to supervisory and infrastructure constraints, places in this subject are limited and it can only be undertaken with faculty approval. Students should approach their program director and potential supervisors about project availability in the first instance. A project proposal, written in consultation with, and signed by the proposed supervisor and countersigned by the program director must be sent to the Master of Science course director for formal approval. Where the project involves laboratory or fieldwork, a completed risk assessment form must also be provided with the approval request. Ethics approval is required for certain projects.
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