Handbook

ENST30002 Land And Environment Research Project

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Feb-2017 to 28-May-2017
Assessment Period End 23-Jun-2017
Last date to Self-Enrol 10-Mar-2017
Census Date 31-Mar-2017
Last date to Withdraw without fail 05-May-2017

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 24-Jul-2017 to 22-Oct-2017
Assessment Period End 17-Nov-2017
Last date to Self-Enrol 04-Aug-2017
Census Date 31-Aug-2017
Last date to Withdraw without fail 22-Sep-2017


Timetable can be viewed here.
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Distribution of time between specific tasks will be decided in negotiation with the supervisor, but an overall weekly commitment of 10 hours per week is expected.
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

Prerequisites:

Excellent results in a discipline appropriate to the project (normally an average of at least 75% in relevant second and third year level subjects). Submission of the Land and Environment Research Project form approved by the relevant supervisor, Section Head and Home Student Centre must be submitted before the student is able to enrol into the subject.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability

Coordinator

Ms Ros Gall

Contact

rosgall@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

An individual program of supervised research in which the student designs a research project, in consultation with the supervisor, carries out and presents the results of the project. Detailed requirements are to be negotiated with the supervisor and the subject coordinator. Each student will receive feedback on their progress through ongoing consultation with their supervisor.

Learning Outcomes:

Despite the differences between individual programs, each aims to provide students with the opportunities to gain expertise in project design, management and reporting.

Assessment:
  • Written report including data presented in a variety of formats (3500 words) due at the end of semester (70%)
  • Oral report (10 minutes) or poster presentation of equivalent preparation and presentation time due towards the end of semester (15%)
  • Supervisor assessment of research competence according to student’s contribution to project design and implementation due towards the end of semester (15%)
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Students are expected to develop skills in:

  • Locating and synthesizing information available in scientific literature in order to establish the need for, and potential scope and context of, the research project
  • Developing creative ways of solving unfamiliar problems by devising a methodological approach to address the research question being raised
  • Managing the time allocated to completing specific tasks
  • Collecting and analysing data (qualitative and quantitative) including an assessment of the statistical validity of the research results
  • Communicating the results in written form, requiring critical analysis, synthesis and organisation of knowledge, and the construction of a rational and lucid scientific argument

Depending on the project, students may also find they learn other important skills such as how to take account of ethical considerations in designing a project.

Notes:

Students: ENST30002 Land and Environment Project Form

Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG.
Selective subjects for B-BMED

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