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Semester 1 (Extended) - Dual-Delivery
Semester 2 (Extended) - Dual-Delivery
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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 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 is a 37.5 point version for one semester.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of the discipline area.
- Demonstrate the ability to collect or source scientific data.
- Apply quantitative and statistical techniques to analyse scientific data.
- Demonstrate individual investigative skills, critical thought and the ability to evaluate information and analyse data.
- Demonstrate academic writing skills.
- Communicate research findings to a scientific audience.
In addition to learning specific skills that will assist students in their future careers in science, they will have the opportunity to develop generic skills that will assist them in any future career path. These include;
- 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: 8 May 2021