|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 3|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject takes students through a process of identifying, planning, managing, analysing and reporting on a project relating to a problem or issue in either urban or forested ecosystem. Selection of the problem or issue is led by students and is structured to explore ecological, environmental, social, spatial, temporal and economic related topics.
Activities include developing a project proposal and objectives, project planning and timelines, scientific methods of analysis, evaluation and synthesis of data and/or information and the preparation and presentation of results, findings or outcomes. Students will also work in groups drawing upon their prior degree studies to develop recommendations, provide solutions, or outline further insights for their problem or issue.
In collaboration with industry representatives and academic staff, this subject enables students to explore projects based on real world problems through a work integrated learning and relevant capstone experience.
Intended learning outcomes
- Identify, analyse and evaluate a problem or issue related to ecosystem management
- Select relevant and appropriate disciplinary approaches, methods or techniques and collect, analyse, synthesise and present data and/or information relating to a problem or issue in ecosystems management.
- Integrate data and/or information and ideas to provide recommendations, solutions, pathways or insights to a problem or issue.
- Communicate key elements of the project outcomes effectively to a target audience, including external stakeholders.
Eligibility and requirements
Students must have completed ECOL20003 Ecology
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Recommended background knowledge
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|ENST20001||Human Behaviour and Environment||
Disciplinary backgrounds in urban planning, landscape architecture, environmental engineering, biological sciences or similar are also relevant to the subject.
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
- Group project proposal, 700 words + 5-10 minute group oral presentation, due week 5, (30%)
- Individual project report, 1500 words due week 12 (40%)
- Group project seminar, 20-30 minute group oral presentation, due week 11 (20%)
- Individual evaluation report, 500 words, due during the examination period (10%)
Dates & times
- Semester 2
Coordinator Antanas Spokevicius Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 3 x two-hour workshop (weeks 1, 7, 12); 9 x four-hour workshop/practicals (week 3-6, 8-10); 1 x eight-hour practical field trip (week 2); 1 x six hour workshop (week 11) 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
Additional delivery details
Students maybe be asked to contribute to, travel, and food expenses while in the field.
There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.
- Related Handbook entries
- Breadth options
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
- 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.