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SCM3920 - Environmental science research project

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Science

Leader: Dr Kan mun Seng (Malaysia)


Malaysia First semester 2007 (Day)
Malaysia Second semester 2007 (Day)


An individual research project in Environmental Management relating to a relevant major area of study, conducted under supervision. Includes critical literature review, project planning, data analysis and seminar attendance. Student must maintain regular contact with supervisor(s) and unit coordinator.


On completion of this unit, students will know how to carry out experimental designs, research techniques and data analysis and critically examine the literature pertaining to their chosen research topic. Students will be required to undertake an individual research project and present the work orally in a seminar and also to write up the research as a dissertation.


One 15 minute final oral presentation: 20%
final written report (not exceeding 8000 words): 60%
supervisor's assessment of project planning, conduct and development: 20%


Permission required from unit leader. Students must have completed all first and second level units in their approved discipline, and be able to demonstrate that they have an appropriate project and supervisor/s. 12 points of study in the discipline area at 2nd year level and a distinction over 24 points at second year level.