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Ecosystem & Forest Science Research Pt1 (NRMT40013)

HonoursPoints: 37.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelHonours
Subject codeNRMT40013
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This subject develops a student’s ability to design and undertake a research project in the fields of ecosystem science, landscape management or forest science and their related social sciences and to report on this in written and verbal form. The project is completed under supervision of an academic staff member of the School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences or an approved external supervisor, depending on the particular research project. The research topic is developed in collaboration between student and supervisor prior to or early in the first semester of enrolment.

Students enrol in a total of 75 points of research project across the duration of the Honours program. This is achieved by enrolling in two of subjects across two consecutive semesters to achieve a total 75 credit points. Students enrol in a Part 1 subject in the first semester and a Part 2 subject in the second semester of the program.

This subject (NRMT40013 Ecosystem & Forest Science Research Pt 1) is a 37.5 point version for one semester.

Intended learning outcomes

The objectives of this subject are to:

  • develop an in-depth appreciation for the research process;
  • develop individual investigative skills, critical thought and the ability to evaluate information and analyse data;
  • increase the student's knowledge and understanding of the discipline area;
  • develop the student’s academic research and academic writing skills.

Generic skills

The subject will enhance the following generic skills:
• Critical thinking and analysis
• Ability to seek out, retrieve and evaluate information from multiple sources
• Ability to explain complex concepts in written and oral form
• Time management skills
• Appreciation and implementation of the ethics associated with knowledge creation and usage
• Report writing skills
• Ability to manage large data sets

Last updated: 5 January 2019