Honours Research Project

Subject 202-401 (2008)

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Credit Points: 62.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular supervisor contact and seminars as arranged
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Eligibility for honours degree.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability


Prof Roger Cousens
Subject Overview:

This research honours project develops a student's ability to design and undertake a substantial body of work, to find solutions to a particular industry or discipline issue, and to report on this in written and verbal form. The project topic is developed in close collaboration between student, academic and industry advisers. Project definition is completed shortly after commencement of the semester of enrolment in the subject, and requires approval from the subject coordinator based on input from academic and industry advisors, taking into account the student's preparation through previous selection of elective or stream subjects.

Students registered in the subject will attend a series of lectures delivered at each campus on research topics. Logistic assistance for projects is coordinated on a case-by-case basis.

Each student prepares a short oral presentation on their project proposal, which is peer-reviewed, as well as a written proposal (5-8 pages) to be assessed by academic and industry advisers. A more detailed oral presentation is presented on the final results of the project to an audience of Faculty and industry staff.

Assessment: Project proposal (10%), thesis of maximum 15 000 words (75%), final oral presentation (15%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Information Not Available

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Bachelor of Agriculture and Bachelor of Commerce
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Bachelor of Food Science (Honours)
Bachelor of Forest Science (Honours)
Bachelor of Forest Science/Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Natural Resource Management with Honours
Bachelor of Resource Management with Honours

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