Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2014:Year Long, Creswick - Taught online/distance.
This is a year long subject that starts in Semester 1.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Up to 200 hours of project work (including time within an industry setting) and report writing/preparation. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Undertaking an internship is conditional upon obtaining approval from a supervisor.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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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 Gerd Bossinger
Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Melbourne School of Land & Environment (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 subject aims to provide students with a high-level employment experience with government, industry or non-governmental organization (NGO). Students will develop a good understanding of employer expectations of forest science graduates in the work environment and the skills required to function with excellence in the workplace.
Students will be required; with assistance from the subject coordinator, to source both a host-industry and academic supervisor (within the Department of Forest and Ecosystem Science) in their area of interest and define a project in consultation with them. This project may relate to an applied scientific, economic or sociological or managerial topic. Each student will prepare a Project Plan which includes the relevant information regarding the projects aims, context in relation to industry, approaches to be used, relevant background knowledge and potential outputs to their host-industry.
Students will then spend a period of 4-6 weeks working on their project, including any possible time off site within their host-industry. Students will work in close collaboration with the host-industry and academic supervisor during this period. At the completion of the project work, students will be required to submit a Project Main Report on the work they have undertaken and the relevant findings that have come from it. Students will also be required to present their findings to an audience, including host-industry members, as part of the Project Seminar.
This subject aims, through the completion of a defined project, to:
Project Plan (approx 2000 words) 25%, Project Main Report (approx 5000 words) 60%, Project Seminar (20-30 mins) 15%
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||http://www.land-environment.unimelb.edu.au/future-students/grad/forest-ecosystem-science.html|
Master of Forest Ecosystem Science |
Postgraduate Diploma in Bushfire Management
Postgraduate Diploma in Bushfire Planning and Management
Postgraduate Diploma in Forest Systems Management
Climate Change |
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