Environmental Research - Industry A

Subject ENST90025 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

Semester 1, Parkville - 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: 12 hours in a total time commitment of 240 hours
Total Time Commitment:

240 hours

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: None
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 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/


Dr Natalie Jamieson


Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Land & Food Resources (building 142)

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
Email: 13MELB@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

This subject allows students to conduct an original research topic, under the supervision of a subject coordinator and an industry partner. 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 literature, a review and discussion of methodology, and the analysis of an environmental topic. Projects may involve regular 1-hour discussion groups where students report on progress, major problems and plans.


• Demonstrate competence in researching and presenting an 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 aquisition of independent research skills


A written report based on the student’s original work, to be examined by a person of the supervisor’s choice and the supervisor. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of these research projects, the assessment requirements are to be negotiated with the supervisor, and would normally result in a report of around 10,000 to 14,000 words. The final written report will be due at the end of semester. Due end of Semester - 100%

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

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