Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
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This subject is not offered in 2013.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Two hours per week plus individual project work. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
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Students who have completed the below subjects are not eligible to enrol in this subject.
|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/
Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Melbourne School of Land & Environment (building 142)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
This subject enables students to conduct an original research topic, under supervision approved by the subject coordinator. The work commitment will be equivalent to lecture and practical based subjects worth 25 points. The content and extent of the project will be determined by a project supervisor in consultation with the student and subject coordinator. Students are strongly encouraged to initiate project ideas within existing networks or to identify a project topic of keen interest, through discussion with Melbourne School of Land and Environment staff, prior to subject commencement. The project comprises 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. Following an initial workshop to establish subject expectations, deliverables and skill base requirements, projects may involve regular one hour meetings with their supervisor where students report on progress, difficulties and research plans. Other workshops will deliver skill development in oral and written report presentation.
The assignments include a project proposal, researching an area of importance to an industry related to your degree. This will include a synopsis of the literature to provide context and rationale, together with an approach or protocol for a modest original experiment, or a limited exploration of a scientific problem. The proposal is a hurdle requirement and a pass (50% or more) is required in order to continue with the subject. Final reports and oral presentations will occur at the end of the semester and orals will involve a mini-symposium where findings will be presented to project stakeholders and the student cohort.
Assessment in this subject will include: 1,500 word project proposal (worth 30%). A pass in the project proposal is a hurdle requirement. 5,000 - 10,000 word final report (worth 50%). 15 minute oral presentation (worth 20%).
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject students will have:
Master of Agricultural Science |
Master of Animal Science
Master of Food Science
Master of Forest Ecosystem Science
Master of Urban Horticulture
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