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Integrated Landscape Analysis (EVSC30007)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeEVSC30007
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 2
FeesSubject 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

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  • 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.
 

Generic skills

This subject contributes to the development of generic skills. On completion, students should have further developed their skills in:
• Analysis of complex problems
• Written and oral communication
• Ability to work as a team member
• Synthesis of data with other information
• Critical thinking
• Application of theory to practice

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

Students must have completed ECOL20003 Ecology

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
ECOL20003 Ecology
Semester 2
12.5

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

Recommended background knowledge

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
ENVS10002 Reshaping Environments
Semester 2
12.5
EVSC20005 Contested Resources
Semester 2
12.5
ENST20001 Human Behaviour and Environment
Semester 1
12.5

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

Assessment

Additional details

  • 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
    CoordinatorAntanas Spokevicius
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours3 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 commitment170 hours
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

Time commitment details

170 hours

Additional delivery details

Students maybe be asked to contribute to, travel, and food expenses while in the field.

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

  • Breadth options

    This subject is available as breadth in the following courses:

  • 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.

Last updated: 10 August 2019