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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Summer Term, - Taught on campus.
Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 3 hours of lectures and two weeks (80 hours equivalent) of work in an industry setting |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|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
CoordinatorProf R Keenan
This subject involves definition and development of an industry-related project, and develops skills in project management, problem solving and planning and reporting investigations. The subject involves a period of time spent in placement with a forest agency, industry or non-governmental organization to address an existing investigative problem. The project may relate to an applied scientific, economic or sociological or managerial topic, and the work will involve close collaboration between student, academic and industry advisors.
Students work interactively with campus coordinators and the class to define their particular project. Each student prepares a project proposal that includes methodology and approach, and covers the relevant background. Each student will subsequently prepare a detailed literature review to place their project in context with the Industry Project execution. This involves establishing base knowledge in the relevant area; definition of the issue; analysis of the approaches normally taken by industry to address such problems and the degree of success normally attained. A final report is submitted by each student and an oral presentation is presented at completion to an audience including industry members. These detail development of suitable investigative strategies and methodologies and the analysis of results or outcomes in a practical context. Students are required to attend a series of seminars delivered on project design, management and communication strategies, including case studies. This subject aims to provide students with a high-level employment experience with government, industry or NGOs. Students will develop a good understanding of employer expectations of forest science graduates in the work environment and the skills required to function with excellence in the workplace.
|Assessment:||Literature review 40% (2500 words), Industry Project including oral presentation 60% (4000 words)|
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||http://www.forests.unimelb.edu.au/subjects.html|
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