Tutorial style under supervision of an OIST faculty member.
As each topic will be a unique project with its own requirements, there is no fixed schedule. Supervising faculty and student are expected to meet regularly until the study objectives are concluded. A minimum of 20 hours of instruction is expected, with additional time for readings and exercises.
Independent Studies must be completed within the boundaries of a regular term, and not cross terms without prior arrangement.
Please submit your request for Independent Study: Directed Study using THIS FORM.
The proposal for independent study should outline the material to be covered, and describe assessment items and tasks. Material that is delivered by set readings, exercises, and discussions at OIST are regarded as 'taught components', and must be assessed by the Tutor using some form of written assessment. Online material may be added as needed.
After completion, the Tutor (an OIST Professor) will be asked to provide an evaluation of the assessment item.
Grades for this course are only Pass or Fail. If you enroll (after the proposal is approved, enrolment is automatic), you must complete or a Fail grade will be awarded. If not approved, you will be notified. If you require an extension, please contact Curriculum and Programs team before the specified end date.