Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Contact details are to be determined by the supervisor. Generally, a subject worth 25 points should entail between 6 and 12 contact hours per week for a 12-week semester, and about 20-24 hours of study per week, including contact hours. Contact includes lectures, practicals, tutorials, being involved in using University resources to acquire data, bench time, library time, time spent with supervisors and other teaching staff. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Corequisites:|| Students must be enrolled in, or have already completed, the following subjects: |
Study Period Commencement:
Not offered in 2011
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||Completion of a subject that addresses the content of the proposed research topic, or equivalent; or prior knowledge of the research topic.|
|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 course are articulated in the Course Description, Course Objectives and Generic Skills of this entry. |
The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Simon Batterbury
Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Land & Food Resources (building 142)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
|Subject Overview:||This subject allows students to conduct an original research topic, under supervision of a subject coordinator. The work will be equivalent to lecture and practical based subjects worth 25 points. The content and extent of the project will be determined by a coordinator, in collaboration with the student. The work will usually include a review of a body of scientific literature, together with a critical evaluation of research or experimental protocols, a modest original experiment, or a limited exploration of a scientific problem. Projects may involve regular 1-hour discussion groups where students report on progress, major problems and plans. A limited number of students may undertake an industry-based research project, to be approved by the subject coordinator.|
|Assessment:||A written report, in the form of a scientific paper, based on the student’s original work, to be examined by a person of the supervisor’s choice and the supervisor. A subject worth 25 points should result in a report of about 5,000 words and no more than 7,000 words. Other parts of the assessment may include a spoken presentation, a research proposal, time schedule, attendance at seminars and workshops and, in the case of industry-based research projects, a summary report of the research to the host organisation. The final written report will be due at the end of semester. Any other assessment tasks will be assessed during semester.|
|Prescribed Texts:||Some relevant texts will be recommended by the supervisor.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||http://www.environment.unimelb.edu.au/|
Climate Change |
Conservation, Restoration and Landscape Management
Energy Efficiency Modelling and Implementation
Governance, Policy and Communication
Integrated Water Catchment Management
Sustainable Cities, Sustainable Regions
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