|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 3|
|Fees||Subject 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
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
Eligibility and requirements
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|EVSC30003||Environmental Risk Assessment||
Recommended background knowledge
A statistics subject is strongly recommended.
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.
This subject requires all students to actively and safely participate in practical work activities. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their participation are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Subject Coordinator and Student Equity and Disability Support.
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
Written essay work totalling 1500 words due during the assessment period (37.5%);
A 10-minute small-group oral group presentation during the last 3 weeks of semester (25%);
A 90-minute written examination due mid-semester (37.5%).
Dates & times
- Semester 2
Principal coordinator Allyson O'Brien Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 2 x one hour lectures per week, and 18 hours of practicals/tutorials during the semester 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
Time commitment details
Estimated total time commitment of 170 hours
- Subject notes
This subject is available for science credit to students enrolled in the BSc (both pre-2008 and new degrees), BASc or a combined BSc course.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Course Master of Environmental Science Informal specialisation Environments Discipline subjects Major Environmental Science major Major Environmental Science Informal specialisation Selective subjects for B-BMED Informal specialisation Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI
- 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.