Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Year Long, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Twelve hours of lectures, plus class contact and seminars as arranged |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Prerequisites:||Completion of first and second year of degree, or equivalent.|
|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 Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements 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 Rebecca Ford
Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Land & Food Resources (building 142)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
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 topic involves or draws on a specific and defined industry issue, and may be developed in relation to a period of time spent in industry placement or to previously or concurrently selected elective subjects, applying the knowledge gained in these subjects to a real resource-based industry 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. A pass mark in the proposal assignment is a hurdle requirement for continuation of the subject. 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 meet regularly as a group or electronically for guided, interactive discussion on their projects. Students are required to attend a series of seminars delivered on project design, management and communication strategies, including case studies.
Project proposal (1000 words, 15%), literature review 3000 words, (15%), final written report 5000-10 000 words (50%), oral presentation (20%).
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
It is expected students will develop:
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