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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Science
Monash Passport categoryResearch Challenge (Investigate Program)
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Clayton Summer semester A 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Ian Cartwright


This unit allows students to devote themselves to a major research project during third year. The project may involve field and/or laboratory work and will introduce the student to geoscience research including independent study, problem solving, data generation, analysis, and report writing. The experience gained in the unit will serves as training for postgraduate or professional research.


On completion of this unit students will have an appreciation and understanding of research methods and practices in geosciences. They will have gained experience with data generation, manipulation and presentation. The unit will help develop the nexus between research and learning in the geosciences.


Literature Review: 25%
Project Report: 75%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Ian Cartwright


Must have passed both ESC2111 and ESC2122 with a distinction average


18 additional points of third year geosciences units selected from ESC3162, ESC3190, ESC3201, ESC3232, ESC3311, ESC3332, or ESC3421