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ENVI5503: Environmental Research Project B

A valuable opportunity to apply some of the knowledge gained from earlier coursework, ENVI5502, ENVI5503 and ENVI5504 consist of a research project as arranged between you (the student) and an appropriate supervisor. The project topic may contain a field or laboratory component, or may be entirely literature-based, but it must include an integrated analysis of an identified environmental problem. Potential topics range from ecotourism to pollution detection and monitoring, erosion to solar power, environmental law to conservation biology. The topic must be able to be completed within the timeframe of 32 weeks (two semesters) of investigation, including the literature survey, sample and data collection, analysis of data and results, and write up of the report. This unit is not conducted by way of a number of contact hours per week for a semester. Instead, the student will work on the project full-time (aside from other study commitments) in a continuous manner. This unit of study is only available to students in the Master programs who have completed 24 credit points of study with a distinction average or better.

Code ENVI5503
Academic unit Geosciences Academic Operations
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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Distinction average or better in 24cp of Environmental Science/ Environmental Science and Law core units
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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ENVI5501

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. apply advanced research principles and skills to interpret existing data and formulate and test research hypotheses to address novel environmental science problems.
  • LO2. justify, interpret and effectively communicate expert disciplinary knowledge and technical research findings to an environmental problem in a written, scholarly format.
  • LO3. investigate, critically evaluate and review the latest scientific knowledge regarding a particular environmental problem or area of current research.
  • LO4. work effectively and responsibly in an individual context under the supervision of an academic researcher.