|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject allows students to conduct an original literature review of research relevant to clearly specified area of environment and sustainability. The project comprises a substantial review of a body of literature or an evaluation of research or experimental protocols. The specific focus of the literature review will be initiated by the student arising from their keen interests and consultations with other networks and academic staff with relevant expertise. Proposals for projects must be submitted to the subject coordinator in the semester prior to commencement in the subject. Final approval for the topic lies with the subject co-ordinator.
The work will be equivalent to lecture and practical based subjects worth 12.5 points The work commitment includes regular one hour meetings with supervisors where students report on progress, difficulties and research plans. Workshops conducted by the subject coordinator will deliver skill development in research practice including oral and written report presentation, with a focus on communication of research in interdisciplinary contexts.
Intended learning outcomes
- Carry out a substantial literature review of research relevant to an identified topic.
- Integration and application of disciplinary knowledge and skills to an independently generated research question and investigation.
- Analyze and synthesize salient features and important theoretical, methodological and empirical trends in published literature and data.
- Present research findings in written and verbal forms.
- Enhance their skills in critical thinking.
- Apply critical thinking skills and foundational research skills to develop and address a research question.
- Demonstrate planning and time management skills.
- Undertake research independently.
- Demonstrate a capacity to communicate research findings clearly, comprehensively and persuasively.
Eligibility and requirements
Permission from Subject Coordinator required to enrol in this subject and is dependent on having an approved project and supervisor.
Recommended background knowledge
It is normally expected that students complete this subject in the final one or two semesters of their course. Students are expected to have completed MULT90004 Sustainability, Governance and Leadership and at least 37.5 poitns of Master of Environment subjects prior to enrolling in this subject. Students should also have completed a subject that addresses the content and or methodological techniques of the proposed research topic, or equivalent; or prior knowledge of the research topic.
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- An extended bibliography of 1000 words due in mid-semester (week 5) worth 20% of total assessment
- A literature review of 4000 words due in the 1st week of the exam period worth 80% of total assessment.
Dates & times
- Summer Term
Coordinator David M. Kennedy Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours one-day compulsory work shop (9am – 4pm) in week 1 Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 7 January 2019 to 1 March 2019 Last self-enrol date 17 January 2019 Census date 25 January 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 15 February 2019 Assessment period ends 8 March 2019
Summer Term contact information
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator David M. Kennedy Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 10 hours of subject based workshops plus regular meetings with supervisor. Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 10 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
Semester 1 contact information
- Semester 2
Principal coordinator David M. Kennedy Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 10 hours of subject based workshops plus regular meetings with supervisor. Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019 Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019 Census date 31 August 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 27 September 2019 Assessment period ends 22 November 2019
Semester 2 contact information
Time commitment details
Contact Hours: 20 hours. Total Time Commitment: 170 hours.
This is a literature review subject.
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- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.