Environmental Research Project (Ind-Long)

Subject ENST70002 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 7 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2011.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular meetings with supervisor.
Total Time Commitment: 480 hours
Prerequisites: None
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
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 Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, 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 the Disability Liaison Unit: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/


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Subject Overview: This subject allows students to conduct an original research project, under supervision to be approved by a subject coordinator. The work will be equivalent to lecture and practical based subjects worth 50 points. The content and extent of the project will be determined by a coordinator, in collaboration with the student and the supervisor. The work would ordinarily include a review of a body of scientific literature, together with a critical evaluation of research or experimental protocols, and the development of research methods, implementation of a mathematical model, completion of an original experiment, or a thorough exploration of a scientific issue. Projects would ordinarily include a component of original research well beyond a review or critique. Projects may involve regular 1-hour discussion groups where students report on progress, major problems and plans. Students are required to undertake an industry-based research project, to be approved by the subject coordinator.
  • Demonstrate competence in researching and presenting an industry-based environmental research project on an environmental topic.
  • Distinguish salient features and important trends in published literature and data.
  • Conduct scientific or critical research on the chosen topic, contributing to acquisition of independent research skills.
  • Produce a paper equivalent in length, or in content, to a journal research paper.

A written report, in the form of a scientific paper, based on the student's original work, to be assessed by at least two people of the supervisor's choice. Word length about 10,000 words and no more than 12,000. Due the first Friday after the completion of the semester in which the student is enrolled. 100%

Other parts of the assessment, potentially required by faculties, may include a spoken presentation, a research proposal, time schedule, attendance at seminars and workshops.

Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts: Some relevant texts will be recommended by the supervisor.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:
  • Independent research on topics relevant to the subject.
  • Further develop critical thinking through readings, class discussions, collaboration and assessment.
  • Further develop analytical approaches and knowledge in contemporary environmental issues.

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