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Problem Solving in Environmental Science (EVSC30002)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeEVSC30002
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The subject includes methods of hypothesis development, experimental design and testing in environmental impact assessment, design and analysis of sampling and monitoring programs and their subsequent analysis, and evaluating proposed solutions for their technical feasibility and risk.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject students should:

  • appreciate environmental decision-making and the role of scientists in that process
  • be able to describe the methods used for assessing human impacts on the natural environment
  • identify and apply statistical principles underlying the design of environmental impact assessment and monitoring
  • demonstrate the application of scientific ideas to practical environmental problems
  • conduct and present a multidisciplinary research project in environmental impact assessment

Generic skills

Upon successful completion students should demonstrate the generic skills of being able to:

  • employ highly developed conceptual, analytical, quantitative and technical skills and are adept with a range of technologies
  • evaluate the role of science in addressing current issues facing local and global communities
  • apply appropriate methods to solve a scientific problem, including the planning and undertaking of a significant project
  • work effectively in groups to meet a shared goal with people whose disciplinary and cultural backgrounds differ from their own
  • communicate clearly and convincingly about science and technology to expert and non-expert audiences

Last updated: 13 March 2018